Worker killed in fall at Texas A&M University football stadium

SAN ANTONIO Tue Dec 3, 2013 6:48pm EST

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SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - An employee at a company working on a $450 million stadium renovation at Texas A&M University plunged to his death from the fourth level of the building on Tuesday, university officials said.

Angel Garcia, 25, fell while working on the north end of the stadium and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The stadium known as Kyle Field is home to one of the top ranked football teams in the country this season. It is being expanded to boost its seating capacity to 102,000.

The project began just after the team's final home game of the season in November.

"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," university President R. Bowen Loftin said in a statement.

(Reporting by Jim Forsyth; Editing by Jon Herskovitz and Lisa Shumaker)

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Mylena wrote:
What about the security rules. Equipment, and trainning. Companies are hiring latino with not documents, with not education. they do not know a thing about workers compensation, and the whole thing. Abusive system that treat latinos like cows.

Dec 03, 2013 8:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sade wrote:
Mylena,
You seem to have a lot of opinions about an incident that you were not there nor involved with. What security rules are you talking about? What equipment and training? What company did the construction worker that tragically passed away work for. How do you know he did not have an education or that he was undocumented? Before running off about an incident that you know nothing about, think about how off base your comments are.

Dec 03, 2013 10:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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