Worker Dies After Accident On Roof Of New Minnesota Vikings Stadium

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MINNEAPOLIS ? The contractor for the Minnesota Vikings stadium under construction says one worker has died and another has been injured while doing roofing work.

Mortensen Construction executive John Wood says two employees of Berwald Roofing fell while working on the north side of the partially constructed stadium Wednesday morning. The incident brought work on the stadium to a halt.

Wood says the two were taken to the hospital, where one of the workers died from his injuries. The second worker is in serious condition. Minneapolis firefighters used a rescue basket, cables and ropes to reach the workers about 8 a.m.

U.S. Bank Stadium is expected to open in the fall of next year.

Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@BringMN

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