Roofing Worker Killed, 2 Injured in Fall


MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Two workers from a roofing company were injured when they fell while performing work on the north side of the US Bank Stadium. The workers immediately received medical attention on site and were transported to a local hospital. One of the workers died from his injuries and the second worker is in serious condition.

Fire crew members used a rescue basket, ropes and cables to retrieve the person atop the future home of the pro football team, according to the fire department.

John Wood, senior vice president, Mortenson Construction, told SUN News that all work on the project has been stopped. More than 1,000 workers are on site daily during construction.

SUN News will report on further details of the accident as they become available.

According to OSHA spokesman, James Honerman, in the fiscal years from 2010 through 2014, Minnesota OSHA investigated 27 fatalities due to falls. Citations issued or workplace “fall protection” violations in Minnesota totaled 564 in fiscal year 2014, he added.