Crane Collapses at SoFi Stadium Site in Calif., No Injuries Reported
A stationary crane collapsed Friday morning at SoFi Stadium., the soon-to-be home to the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers located in Inglewood, Calif. Los Angeles County Fire Department remained on the scene as of Friday afternoon.
“There are no injuries and only minor property damage however none to the stadium itself,” said general contractor Turner AECOM Hunt Joint Venture in a statement. “Turner AECOM Hunt works extremely hard to create a safe work environment on site. A thorough investigation is underway. This incident will not impact our scheduled completion of the stadium.”
“A crane in the process of being moved struck the boom of a stationary crane, resulting in a collapse of the stationary crane,” the LACFD posted to Twitter, and noted that OSHA planned to investigate the collapse.
Turner AECOM Hunt says the incident occurred at approximately 7:20 a.m. Los Angeles County Fire Department says it received a call at 7:56 a.m. about a possible crane collapse. Units arrived at 8:19 a.m. and confirmed a large crane had collapsed with no injuries, says LACFD. The department remains on scene with an urban search and rescue (US&R) team.
Turner AECOM Hunt expects to complete the stadium this summer. The stadium and adjoining Hollywood Park are located in the city of Inglewood in Los Angeles and will include the 70,000-seat open-air stadium, 500,000 square feet of office space, 840,000 square feet of retail space, 300 hotel rooms and 2,500 housing units.