PDA

View Full Version : New Cowboys stadium is Jinxed


Wolf
06-15-2008, 12:05 AM
holy cow
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Ag2FJ3rTsUufq0eFtqBjWhFDubYF?slug=ap-stadiumdeath&prov=ap&type=lgns

DALLAS (AP)—An electrician working at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium died Saturday when he touched a high-voltage line, the second serious accident at the construction site in less than a week.

The man was standing on a ladder and performing an electrical test when he touched the power line, said Neal Strasser, a battalion chief with the Arlington Fire Department.

The man became wedged between the ladder and the stadium wall. A co-worker carried him to the ground and tried to revive him, Strasser said.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Web site identified the man as Timothy Mackinnon, 45, of Arlington. He worked for JMEG Electric, a subcontractor hired by the stadium’s general contractor, Manhattan Construction.

The accident happened around 11 a.m. The fire department received an emergency call at 11:05 a.m. and arrived within five minutes, but revival attempts at the scene were unsuccessful. Mackinnon was pronounced dead at Arlington Memorial Hospital.


The death comes two days after a crane accident at the construction site sent three workers to the hospital. Two were treated and released, while the third, Wesley Harlow, was in serious condition Saturday, said a spokeswoman at Baylor University Medical Center.


There have been at least two other accidents at the stadium site that left workers hospitalized.

In August, a crane hook hit a worker in the back. He was sent to the hospital and released the next day. In January 2007, a stadium worker fell 20 feet through a hole between stadium levels. He was hospitalized in critical condition but recovered and later returned to work.

The more than $1 billion retractable-roof stadium has been under construction for two years and is scheduled to open for the 2009 season and host the 2011 Super Bowl. The 80,000-seat stadium is expected to be the world’s largest column-free room, with retractable panels.

Goldensilence
06-15-2008, 12:51 AM
Anyone get the feeling someone on the crew buried a David Carr Jersey underneath the concrete?

Carr Bombed
06-15-2008, 01:26 AM
I don't know, with all the injuries they're having it's probably a Bennie Joppru jersey that was autographed by Tony Boselli that somebody buried under that stadium.

Showtime100
06-15-2008, 12:16 PM
Looks like something out of Independence Day to me.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/ShowtimeN15580/Miscellaneous/Untitled-1.jpg

http://www.wxnation.com/supersites/

Revolution
06-15-2008, 12:49 PM
I don't know, with all the injuries they're having it's probably a Bennie Joppru jersey that was autographed by Tony Boselli that somebody buried under that stadium.

First of all my condolences to the family of the worker. May he rest in peace.

I do have to say your statement about all the injuries is just hilarious!

GuerillaBlack
06-15-2008, 03:07 PM
I actually know Wesley Harlow. He is the cousin from a good friend I have in Arlington still (from when I lived there, and I'm actually moving back this August, but anyway), he is in good condition know from the last time I talked to her (my friend is his cousin).

Second Honeymoon
06-15-2008, 05:22 PM
blessings to the work crews and contractors. hopefully someone elses shoddy worksmanship didn't contribute to these contractors deaths. in a job of this magnitude with deadlines, sometimes things fall under the cracks. I hope the accidents were just that 'accidents' and not due to negligence. I think the families of the contractors should get some comp seats for their inaugural season aside from their own insurance settlement as a gesture of thanks. A lot of huge structures have withstood fatalities during their construction. God bless these contractor's families.

Dread-Head
06-15-2008, 09:43 PM
I'll pray for the family of the guy who died, and pray that no one else meets their demise. my one wish that any bad luck in that stadium...is reserved for those in silver in blue with little stars on their heads.

aj.
06-15-2008, 10:38 PM
Given the two recent incidents, I hope the contractor team isn't letting schedule pressure or even milestone incentives get in the way of safety. I've seen it many times. You get caught up in it and despite all good intentions, before you know it, it's too late.

WWJD
06-16-2008, 09:08 AM
I have a good friend that is involved in the stadium from an engineering aspect. There is no pushing the workers to meet deadlines, etc. These were tragic accidents and nothing more.

Texan_Bill
06-16-2008, 09:14 AM
Having been in and around construction for the better part of 15 years, accidents happen. Period. We were fortunate out at Reliant Stadium with only a few minor injuries, but let's also remember 3 died during the construction of Miller Park when 'Big Blue' (crane) collapsed....

WWJD
06-16-2008, 09:16 AM
There have been 2 accidents in NYC recently involving cranes if I remember correctly. Very sad.

Texan_Bill
06-16-2008, 09:20 AM
Video from Big Blue's accident. It's hauling what appears to be one of the roof panels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slEWQQ6TGr4

Imagine being a worker inside the stadium and looking overhead to see that coming down....

gary
06-16-2008, 09:59 AM
God bless the guy that died and may he R.I.P.

HOU-TEX
06-16-2008, 10:15 AM
Looks like something out of Independence Day to me.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/ShowtimeN15580/Miscellaneous/Untitled-1.jpg

http://www.wxnation.com/supersites/

To me it looks to be a nice place for asshats to unite. :specnatz:

The Dream
06-16-2008, 12:04 PM
damn he died in the stadium without seeing one game played in it.......R.I.P.