For the second time in less than six weeks, a worker has died while working on the construction site at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The company that operates the site, Turner-AECOM Hunt, confirmed the death to the Los Angeles Times. According to Turner-AECOM Hunt, the man died Tuesday after showing signs of a health issue.
"His co-workers promptly summoned help and an onsite EMT and local paramedics responded," the company said in a statement, via the Times. "Unfortunately, it is with great sadness we confirm that he passed away of what appears to be a personal health related cause."
Although coronavirus has been an issue at the construction site -- there have been at least 25 workers who have tested positive -- Turner-AECOM Hunt didn't mention that as a factor in the man's death.
The most recent death marks the second time in less than 35 days that someone has died at the construction site. On June 5, an ironworker identified as Juan Becerra died after falling from the roof of a stadium. Construction activity at the stadium site was temporarily haled after Becerra's death.
SoFi Stadium, which has been under construction since November 2016, is scheduled to open in August. The new building, which is 97% done, was supposed to host its first game on Aug. 14 -- a preseason matchup between the Rams and Saints -- but that's now up in the air due to the fact that the NFL has canceled two weeks worth of preseason games.
If the preseason were to get canceled, the first game at the new stadium would take place in Week 1 (Sept. 13) between the Cowboys and Rams. Assuming the stadium opens on time, the Rams and Chargers will both be playing their homes games at SoFi in 2020. The stadium is also scheduled to host Super Bowl LVI in February 2022.