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The California Department of Occupational Safety and Health said Wednesday that it has rescinded its “no violation” decision for subcontractor Shindler in the death of 63-year-old mechanic Don White.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.

49ersBay Area NewsCal/OSHALevi's Stadium

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Anti-police protester sues over arrest at 2019 Pride Parade

A protester whose arrest at San Francisco’s 2019 Pride Parade intensified pressure… Continue reading

Veritas offers to forgive unpaid rent, but tenants are wary

Calls for rent forgiveness have been answered, but with some caveats. The… Continue reading

Dozens gather for candlelight vigil to honor victims in Beirut explosion

Dozens of people gathered at Rincon Park on Thursday evening to show… Continue reading

School district, teachers reach tentative agreement on distance learning

With less than two weeks until the start of the school year,… Continue reading

Boudin, Gascon defend NFL in controversy over Stephon Clark video

Public service announcement prompted pushback from California prosecutors association

Most Read