Ironworker Dies at SoFi Stadium Construction

Photo by Kirby Lee / Associated Press
An aerial view of the construction site for SoFi Stadium on Jan. 5.

The construction of Inglewood SoFi Stadium was resumed on Monday. This was two days after a construction worker died after falling from the roof.

Juan Becerra, the victim, was declared dead by paramedics at 11:10 a.m. Friday after falling an estimated 110 feet while working on the roof in the southeast corner of the stadium near one of the concrete columns that support the structure. Becerra is a 37-year-old ironworker from Brownsville, Texas as identified by the Los Angeles County coroner. 

The construction of the $5-billion project was halted after the incident by Turner-AECOM Hunt, the joint venture overseeing the construction. Work of the 298-acre site except for the roof was resumed Monday, the spokesman for the joint venture confirmed. 

The worker was exhibiting “minor” symptoms and hasn’t been on site since May 30. The latest incident involved a person doing excavation work at the park next to the stadium. The stadium is will open on Aug. 14 with a preseason game between the New Orleans Saints and the Rams.

We all have the right to a safe work environment.  

All employees have the right to work in an environment that neither jeopardizes their health nor safety. Despite this right, accidents happen every day when employers, co-workers or product manufacturers cause workers to suffer catastrophic injuries. That is why it is important to have a competent lawyer by your side. 

If you have been seriously injured while working, you may be struggling with permanent physical disabilities, chronic pain, loss of earning potential, future medical costs, and the ability to provide for your family. 

It is in your best interest to speak to an experienced attorney to help ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries.

Booth Law has particular expertise representing injured construction workers, including ironworkers. These people have to work at great heights, sometimes without adequate protection.  The following links are the two results:

$1,600,000 :: Gruenwald

$1,250,000 :: Oester v. Martin Brothers

During unforeseen circumstances such as construction accidents, it’s always best to seek from people you trust. Booth Law has always been there for victims of construction and vehicular accidents, helping them defend their rights to proper compensation and live a better life as they move forward.

Read more about past Construction Accident cases handled by Booth Law and how important it is to seek expert help during such situations.

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