Death reported at new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara

Death reported at new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara
June 11, 2013, 8:15 am

Grief counselors were being called in to help those deal with the workplace tragedy. (AP)

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An elevator subcontractor doing work at the new Levi's Field under construction died Tuesday morning on the east side of the stadium.

Santa Clara city  officials said the death was reported about 6:45 a.m. The worker was at the bottom of the elevator shaft when he was killed.

All 1,000 workers were sent home about 8 a.m. and grief counselors were being called in to help those deal with the shocking workplace tragedy. 

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The 49ers released this statement following today's accident: 

"The 49ers organization was deeply saddened to learn this morning of the news at the construction site. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers affected by this tragedy. The 49ers family has lost a teammate today."

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