UPDATE: Worker Killed at 49ers Stadium Construction Site

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE 10:45 AM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - A worker at the construction site of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium died when a bundle of rebar he was unloading fell on him, the second workplace fatality at the stadium in recent months, according to state officials investigating the accident.
Cal-OSHA spokesman Peter Melton says the accident occurred at 6:45 a.m. Monday in Santa Clara, and that the worker was an employee of Gerdau Ameristeel, a subcontractor on Levi Stadium.

The 49ers say their "sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers affected by this tragedy."

The stadium is scheduled to be finished by July 2014. An elevator mechanic, 63-year-old Donald White, was killed at the construction site in June when he was struck by a counterweight while working in a shaft.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - New reports say a worker at the new San Francisco 49ers stadium under construction was injured in a workplace accident.

The accident at the Santa Clara construction site occurred around 8 a.m. Monday. Additional details were not known.

Calls to Santa Clara fire officials, the state workplace safety division and the 49ers were not immediately returned.

The stadium is scheduled to be finished by July 2014. An elevator mechanic, 63-year-old Donald White, was killed at the construction site in June when he was struck by a counterweight while working in a shaft.


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