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Iron Worker Dies After Falling from SoFi Stadium Roof

Paul Steinbach

A construction worker died at the scene Friday after falling from the roof of the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers.

As reported by ESPN, Turner-AECOM Joint Venture, the site's general contractor, confirmed that an iron worker fell from the roof structure at the SoFi Stadium construction site in Inglewood, Calif., and that emergency responders were called immediately.

The stadium, which has been under construction since November 2016 while its price tag has doubled to more than $5 billion, is set to open for the 2020 NFL season.

"This is an extremely sad day. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues at this extremely difficult time," Turner-AECOM Joint Venture said in a statement. "We work extremely hard to prevent days like this and we have halted all construction activity. Counseling services will be made available to all workers on site to support them in the difficult days and weeks ahead."

SoFi Stadium, the Rams and the Chargers released a joint statement about the accident.

"We are tremendously saddened by the loss of a construction worker at the stadium site today," the statement read. "Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the individual who passed away.

"The safety of our construction team and all of our employees is the foremost priority of our organizations, and we will continue to work with our partners and local authorities to deliver on this commitment."

It is uncertain when work on the site will resume. This is the first known incident that has resulted in a death at the construction site.

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