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Kyle Field Worker Falls to His Death, OSHA Investigating

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COLLEGE STATION A&M University officials confirmed a man died after he fell from the fourth level of Kyle Field.

Around 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, A&M officials said Angel Garcia, 25, fell from the north end of Kyle Field. Garcia was rushed to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan where he later died.

A&M System spokesperson Steve Moore said Garcia worked for Lindamood Demolition based out of Irving.

Several agencies responded to the scene, including university police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA later confirmed they were investigating a fatality during construction at Kyle Field.

Kyle Field is currently undergoing significant construction for its redevelopment.

Manhattan-Vaughn Construction out of Houston is the company leading the project, which began in August around Kyle Field, then kicked into high gear at the end of the home schedule of the football season last month.

The university's athletic department has shut down its popular cameras on the redevelopment website, KyleField.com.

This is the second major incident on campus this year at a construction site. In June, four workers contracted to Gamma Construction were injured when the new equine center facility collapsed as it was being built.

News 3 has crews on the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

Press Release from A&M System officials:

"COLLEGE STATION, Dec. 3, 2013— 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.

“The thoughts and prayers of all of us at the A&M System and within the Bryan and College Station community are with the Garcia family,” said A&M System Chancellor John Sharp.

“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,” said Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin.

The Texas A&M System, Manhattan-Vaughan Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Texas A&M University Police Department will continue the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. No further details are available at this time.

Kyle Field is currently undergoing a $450 million redevelopment project that began immediately following the last home game of the 2013 Texas A&M football season. "


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