Steel worker killed at Levi's Stadium Monday morning

Steel worker killed at Levi's Stadium Monday morning
October 14, 2013, 10:15 am
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In addition to today's fatality, on June 11, a 63-year-old elevator mechanic doing work at Levi's Stadium died when he was standing on a ladder beneath the counter-weight of an elevator when the weight came down and struck him. (AP)

NBCBayArea.com

A steel worker died Monday when some rebar fell on him as he was working at the site of the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Cara. This is the second worker-related death at the stadium in four months.

Peter Melton, spokesman for Cal-OSHA, said the subcontractor worked for Gerdau Ameristeel, and the accident was reported at 6:45 a.m. Melton did not immediately have more specifics on the accident, or how the steel beams fell on top of the man.

The 49ers issued the following statement:

"The 49ers organization learned this morning that an accident occurred involving a driver as he delivered materials to the stadium. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers affected by this tragedy."

NBC Bay Area's chopper flew overhead about 9 a.m., showing workers huddled in groups speaking with each other. Yellow tape surrounded a portion outside the stadium, where large wooden planks formed a ramp.

On June 11, a 63-year-old elevator mechanic doing work at Levi's Stadium died when he was standing on a ladder beneath the counter-weight of an elevator when the weight came down and struck him on the east side of the construction site. That death shut down construction for two days.

Melton on Monday said no one will be fined or cited for that death.

Levi's Stadium is under construction and will soon be home to the San Francisco 49ers football team. The $1 billion, 68,500-seat stadium should be done in time for the 2014 National Football League season.