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A second construction worker has died at the site of SoFi Stadium, according to a statement from the joint venture overseeing the project. The Los Angeles Times was the first to report the sad news.

According to the Times, the worker — later identified as Simon Leo Fite — was found just before 5 p.m. after “exhibiting signs of a health issue.” This marks the second incident in the last 90 days that a worker has died while working on the $5 billion stadium, following the passing of Juan Becerra who fell over 100 feet from the stadium’s roof.

“His co-workers promptly summoned help and an onsite EMT and local paramedics responded,” Turner-AECOM Hunt said in response to questions from The Times. “Unfortunately, it is with great sadness we confirm that he passed away of what appears to be a personal health related cause.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.


In other news from the site, four more workers were announced to have tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, according to emails sent to trade partners. The total number of positives at the site is now 32. Per the aforementioned emails, two of the new positives are asymptomatic while another showed only “minor symptoms.”

Now for today’s links.

Rams News:

How long does Sean McVay think he still has left in the tank? (The Rams Wire)

Bret Stuter lists four free agent offensive linemen that the Rams could consider (Ramblin’ Fan)

Cameron DaSilva reports on a second worker at SoFi Stadium to pass away (The Rams Wire)

Jourdan Rodrigue and Rich Hammond discuss how the middle linebacker position can play out in the fall (The Athletic)

NFL News:

Luke Easterling released his latest 2021 mock draft (The Draft Wire)

Jeremy Fowler ranks the top-10 quarterbacks in the NFL (ESPN)

Bryan DeArdo ranks the top NFL rivalries of the 2010s (CBS Sports)

Jared Dubin ranks the eight NFL divisions by wide receiver talent (CBS Sports)

Doug Farrar discusses what NFL teams should do with racially-insensitive players (The Touchdown Wire)

Josh Gordon is auctioning off his super bowl ring (Pro Football Talk)