Among U.S. construction workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that fall-related accidents remain the leading cause of injury and death. Just this week, a 35-year-old man, who was part of the construction crew that is completing work on the roof of U.S. Bank Stadium, died after he reportedly fell 50 feet from the stadium’s roof before coming to rest in a snow gutter. A second worker, who also suffered apparent fall-related injuries in the same incident, still remains hospitalized.
According to a Minneapolis Star Tribune article, for unknown reasons, the men fell while completing work on the north side of the massive stadium's roof. The men were both employed with a roofing company that was a contractor on the project which employs an estimated 1,200 construction workers.