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Worker injured at MLS stadium construction site near downtown

The worker was rushed to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

ST. LOUIS — A construction worker at the Major League Soccer stadium site near downtown St. Louis was injured on the job Thursday morning.

It happened at about 6:40 a.m., according to a statement from construction partners MAKjv, Mortenson/Alberici/Keeley Joint Venture. MAKjv spokesperson Sarah Narjes said an employee of a trade partner was hurt when drywall material fell off a cart. They could not provide an update on the worker's condition as of Thursday afternoon.

Earlier Thursday St. Louis Fire Captain Garon Mosby confirmed with 5 On Your Side that a stack of drywall fell on the worker. The worker was rushed to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

"Safety is a top priority for our project team and a full investigation into this incident is being conducted," Narjes said in the statement. "Construction work continues on-site.”

A spokesperson for St. Louis City SC also released a statement.

“Our construction partners have kept us updated on the situation since it happened this morning, and we are keeping the injured team member in our thoughts and sending our best wishes for a quick recovery. Our construction partners have done an incredible job focusing on the safety of the stadium construction site and we very much appreciate their quick actions in handling this situation.”

No other details about the worker or the situation have been released.

The St. Louis City SC stadium is about two years into construction in Downtown West. The 22,500-seat stadium is expected to be finished this July.

This is a developing story that will be updated as 5 On Your Side confirms more information.