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Texas A&M Stadium Fall Cost Worker His Life in Second Incident on Campus This Year

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
December 4, 2013|9:39 am

A construction worker died after falling off the Texas A&M football stadium as it undergoes a major renovation.

The man, identified as Angel Garcia, 25, fell approximately four stories while working at the Kyle Field construction site on Tuesday, according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials.

Garcia was rushed to St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan but succumbed to his injures a short time later.

"The thoughts and prayers of all of us at the A&M System and within the Bryan and College Station community are with the Garcia family," A&M System Chancellor John Sharp said in a statement.

Garcia was working for Lindamood Demolition when he fell from the north end of the stadium at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday. The construction site was closed after the accident.

The Texas A&M System, Houston-based Manhattan-Vaughan Construction, OSHA and Texas A&M University police are all working together to investigate the cause of the accident and will implement any other safety provisions if needed.

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"On behalf of Texas A&M University and the extended Aggie family I offer our deepest sympathy to the family of the construction worker who tragically passed away," Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin said in a statement.

The football stadium is currently undergoing a $450-million renovation that will enclose the south end zone and revamp east side and student section of the stadium. The second phase will be completed after the 2014 football season and will include rebuilding the west side of the stadium.

Unfortunately this is the second construction site accident on the A&M campus this year. Four workers were injured in June when part of a new equine center facility collapsed.

The upgrade will increase the stadiums seating from 82,600 to 102,500 and will make it the largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference.

 

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