SoFi Stadium Ironworker Dies After Fall from Roof
An ironworker fell to his death on June 5 from the roof structure of SoFi Stadium, the soon-to-be home to the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers football teams located in Inglewood, Calif.
“We work extremely hard to prevent days like this and we have halted all construction activity,” said general contractor Turner AECOM Hunt Joint Venture in a statement. The joint venture declined requests for additional details about the worker or the circumstances of his death.
The Inglewood police department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Construction at SoFi has continued through the coronavirus pandemic despite several workers testing positive. In February, a stationary crane collapsed at SoFi site, but no injuries and only minor property damage was reported.
Turner AECOM Hunt expects to complete the stadium late this summer. The opening, delayed by the pandemic from a planned use on July 25 for a Taylor Swift concert, now is expected in August with a Rams game scheduled.
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.