According to the L.A. Times’ Nathan Fenno, construction at the L.A. Rams’ SoFi Stadium had resumed on Monday following the death of a worker who fell from a part of the roof late last week. Per the Los Angeles County coroner, the man was identified as Juan Becerra, a 37-year-old ironworker from Brownsville, Texas.
He was pronounced dead at the scene following the fall which estimated to be around 110 feet, which is twice as far as the original 50-60 feet in initial reports.
As of right now, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the death.
Construction on the new stadium was halted for two days by Turner-AECOM Hunt, the joint venture overseeing the $5-billion project.
From Fenno, the joint venture also announced another COVID-19 case in an email to trade partners Friday reviewed by The Times. This is known to be the 13th case among workers at the site since the first was recorded in March. Since the beginning of May, eight new cases have been reported.
Now for some links.
Stu Jackson breaks down the 2020 matchup with the New York Jets (TheRams.com)
Cameron DaSilva takes a look at which player will be the Rams’ biggest red-zone threat (The Rams Wire)
RB Todd Gurley passed his physical with the Falcons (The Rams Wire)
OT Andrew Whitworth wanted to retire a Bengal (Cincy Jungle)
Broncos LB Von Miller wrote an essay on racism (Pro Football Talk)
Taylor Dunne’s latest editorial on Jameis Winston and his path back to starting for an NFL team (Bleacher Report)
Jonathan Jones reports on the Hall of Fame game being used as an example for the rest of the NFL season (CBS Sports)
Courtney Cronin reports on Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and what to expect from his holdout (ESPN)
Lions RB Bo Scarbrough has aspirations of becoming an FBI agent (ESPN)
Charean Williams highlights the words of S Malcolm Jenkins and his thoughts about where the NFL goes from here (Pro Football Talk)