A second construction worker has died at the multi billion dollar SoFi Stadium project in Inglewood, CA.
Simon Fite was identified on social media by Building America USA as the construction worker who died from “health related issues” at SoFi on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
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More than two dozen construction workers on the project have caught the deadly COVID-19 disease after pleas from Inglewood Mayor James Butts to keep construction work as “essential” during this deadly global pandemic.
Simon is a member of Local 433 and leaves behind his wife Allison.
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I don’t see how building this stadium is “essential” at a time like this. What precautions, if any, were put in place to maintain social distancing and to keep this brotha from contracting Covid?
MY prayers to his wife.. I would be devastated!
@2Urbangirls SOFI construction workers were NOT the only ones who continued to work during the pandemic.
Construction workers all throughout LA county worked on projects during the Stay At Home Orders.
Some people actually like to work, make money and have no complaints.
To imply Mayor Butts MADE the construction workers come to work is false and unfair.
He did no such thing. He simply provided the option for union workers to keep doing their jobs, which is what a GOOD CITY LEADER does.
He sent City Hall workers home for nearly a month. So it’s stay home for some but not all ????????????
That’s why people were still working at grocery stores, restaurants, Target, Walmart, post offices, UPS, FedEX, Amazon, etc.
You get the point.
Essential = necessary,
YOU MAKE A GOOD POINT clearly we all know that watching men play with a ball is as important as the ability to purchase food, toiletries and medicine (in-person or on-line)!!
In fact building the stadium during this pandemic is right up there in the necessary column with having a pyramid built . Records indicate there were many of the less significant who died during construction of those ancient structures built to honor the Local ruler.
Hopefully there are many who enjoy their jobs, fortunately some have come to understand there is more to life than going to work -to earn money-to buy food-to have strength to go to work-to earn money-to buy food -to have strength, to go to work…
Some jobs are necessary (essential) to keep community members alive while other jobs are simply about entertainment.
Let’s keep perspective,
as we sit before our many video screens let us be GRATEFUL TO THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS none of us can live without. Those often forgotten unseen workers who pick our fruits, and vegetables, butcher our animal proteins and truckers them to our grocer …And let us also remember even our Medical Professionals are teleconferencing with patients except when they must interact to save lives.
Risking ones life to make money to be spent at the cemetery seems so ….short sighted?….counter productive.?….you in the fill the blank __________________
You got it.
Not really Teena. You understand that construction workers at this site contracted COVID. Not many safety standards in place when you get nine workers minimum who get sick. You get the point.
Correction over two dozen workers have tested positive.
If he wasn’t high as F on cocaine he wouldn’t have died so why don’t you speak on that instead of blaming everyone else @2urbangirls ?
That fact was shared once we received the autopsy report. It was discussed in our Facebook group: Eye Witness News in Inglewood.
It’s too bad he was on the job for not even a week and died because of a bad habit.
~~~~R I.P SIMON F. ~~~~
MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY THROUGH THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME!!!!