Cal-OSHA reopens investigation of 49ers stadium death

State labor officials have reopened an investigation into a deadly construction accident at the 49ers' new Levi's Stadium, the first of two workplace fatalities at the site this year.

The California Department of Occupational Safety and Health said Wednesday that it has rescinded its “no violation” decision for subcontractor Shindler in the death of 63-year-old mechanic Don White. White was killed June 11 in an accident involving an elevator counterweight.

The agency did not explain its decision. Cal-OSHA sent Shindler a notice informing the company it was reopening the investigation Oct. 14, the same day 61-year-old Edward Lake Jr. was killed at the stadium site when a load of rebar fell on him. The department is also investigating that incident.

The $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium is slated to open in 2014 in Santa Clara.

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