The Texas A&M stadium fall that occurred Tuesday resulted in the tragic death of a construction worker after he fell 4-stories. The victim, 25-year-old Angel Garcia, was a Lindamood Demolition employee, which is a company that is currently renovating the Texas A&M stadium, says a Dec. 3 Fox News report. Garcia suffered the fatal Texas A&M stadium fall around 11:30 a.m local time and he was pronounced dead after being rushed to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center.
Texas A&M officials are deeply saddened by the incident and the university released the following statement regarding the Texas A&M stadium fall. Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp said:
"Officials confirmed that at approximately 11:25 a.m. today Angel Garcia, an employee of Lindamood Demolition, fell from the fourth level of the north end of Kyle Field on the campus of Texas A&M University. He was immediately transported to St. Joseph's Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas, where he passed away."
"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 expressed.
During a press release on Tuesday, Texas A&M officials explained to reporters that Garcia fell from the fourth level landing on the northeast side of the stadium.
Although details surrounding the Texas A&M stadium fall are still being sorted out, officials from multiple organizations are investigating the stadium accident. KHOU reports that the accident is being investigated by U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Texas A&M University System and campus police.
Police are still trying to figure out why a webcam fixed on the construction site that had been available to the public was offline just after the Texas A&M stadium fall was reported.
Just a few months prior to the Texas A&M stadium fall, another serious accident at a construction site happened on the Texas A&M campus. Four workers sustained serious injuries after the new equine center facility collapsed as it was being built. You can learn more on that story in the video next to this article.
The Texas A&M stadium is located in College Station, Texas and it is also known as Kyle Field. The Texas A&M Aggie football team has called the stadium home every since 1904, Wikipedia writes.
The current official stadium seating capacity of 82,589 makes the stadium the third largest football-only venue by seating capacity in the state of Texas. However, the Texas A&M stadium is currently undergoing renovation that will increase its seating capacity to 102,000.
Texas A&M Aggies are currently 8-4 and they are currently in 4th place in the West Division.
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