Worker Dies at Texas A&M Kyle Field Redevelopment Project
A 25-year-old construction worker died on Dec. 3 at Texas A&M's Kyle Field Redevelopment project. The $450-million renovation began last month and will run through 2015.
Texas A&M officials identified the worker as Angel Garcia, who was working for Dallas-based Lindamood Demolition. Garcia fell from the fourth floor on the north end of Kyle Field around 11:25 a.m. He was immediately transported to St. Joseph's Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas, where he died, the university reported in a statement released on the same day.
Manhattan-Vaughn Construction is leading work on the Kyle Field Redevelopment. In a Dec. 5 statement, the contractor said, "We are deeply saddened about the death of Angel Garcia this week at the Texas A&M Kyle Field Redevelopment project. Our thoughts, prayers and hearts go out to his family, friends and co-workers."
Further details about the accident remain unclear.
An investigation is still in progress, with the Texas A&M System, Manhattan-Vaughn Construction, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Texas A&M University Police Dept. all looking into the incident.
Lindamood Demolition has established a memorial fund to help with the Garcia family's expenses.
The project's website, kylefield.com, has not reported any additional details on the accident. However, the site's construction cams were taken off-line after the incident and remain off-line.
"The thoughts and prayers of all of us at the A&M System and within the Bryan and College Station community are with the Garcia family," A&M system Chancellor John Sharp said in a statement.
The campus was the scene of another accident in June, when the equine-center facility under construction collapsed, injuring four.