Work to resume after death at new 49ers stadium

Construction to restart Tuesday after delivery truck driver dies at new 49ers stadium site

Associated Press
Work to restart on stadium after 2nd worker dies
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A security guard walks by a construction entrance at the Forty-Niners' new stadium Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Santa Clara, Calif., where a second worker has been killed in an accident in less than four months. A delivery truck driver was crushed early Monday by a bundle of rebar being unloaded from his truck, officials at the scene said. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Construction is slated to restart Tuesday at the new $1.2 billion San Francisco 49ers showcase stadium, after police and fire investigators determined a worker's death was an accident and not a crime.

Officials at the scene say a delivery truck driver was crushed early Monday by a bundle of rebar being unloaded from his truck.

The construction company building the stadium, Turner/Devcon, says an ambulance rushed the severely injured worker to a local hospital, where he died.

A workplace safety investigation is underway.

It's the second death at the site since construction began.

In June, an elevator mechanic was killed at the stadium when he was struck by a counterweight while working in a shaft.

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