COLLEGE STATION, Texas A 25-year-old construction worker fell to his death Tuesday morning at Texas A&M's Kyle Field that is undergoing a huge renovation.
Angel Garcia died at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan.
It happened at about 11:25 A.M. when Garcia, a demolition company employee, fell from the 4th level at the north end of Kyle Field.
We've learned Angel Garcia was an employee of Lindamood Demolition based in Irving and was working on the north end of Kyle Field.
Why he fell remains a mystery.
Construction workers stood shoulder to shoulder after losing one of their own.
Work came to a halt Tuesday morning at the $450 million renovation of Kyle Field after one of the workers fell to his death.
Texas A&M officials say 25-year-old Angel Garcia fell from the 4th level of Kyle Field.
Steve Moore, Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications for the Texas A&M System, would not disclose details of how the accident happened or say much about the victim in a brief press conference.
"We are investigating right now on site. We have UPD, Manhattan-Vaughn who's the main construction company, and OSHA," he said.
Angel Garcia was an employee of Irving-based Lindamood Demolition. When News 3 called the company a representative told us the case is still under investigation and they had no comment.
Construction workers at the scene declined speaking with us.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Spokesman Juan Rodriguez was the first official to confirm they were investigating a fatality.
Rodriguez told us an OSHA team is at the site to interview other employees and any witnesses. They will also look at equipment and inspect it and see if any OSHA standards were violated.
OSHA officials tell us their investigation could take anywhere from one week to six months.
It's unclear how the incident will impact the timeline for construction here at the stadium.
Statements from Texas A&M on the incident:
“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.
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