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Construction worker Jeramie Gruber killed, another seriously injured after falling from roof of new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Modified Date: 
Sun, 09/06/2015 - 11:12am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Roofing worker dies at Vikings' new stadium

One worker was killed after falling during construction Wednesday morning on the roof of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium. Both were treated at the scene and taken to nearby hospital, The surviving worker is in serious condition. The Minneapolis Fire Department said they rescued one worker from a crevice on the roof of the building. Construction on the $1 billion downtown stadium just passed the halfway mark last month. U.S. Bank Stadium is expected to open in time for the 2016 season.

Company in Vikings stadium fatality had 9 safety violations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Records show a subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has received numerous citations for safety violations at its worksites. A Berwald Roofing Co. employee was killed and another was injured at the U.S. Bank Stadium construction site in Minneapolis Wednesday. Public records show Berwald has received nine citations for serious violations in the past five years - many for workers failing to use safety harnesses. One owner, Eugene Berwald, says the company stresses safety, but can't always control its workers' actions, including failing to hook up their harnesses. Berwald says he doesn't know if the employee who died, Jeramie Gruber, was wearing a safety lanyard.
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