Work resumes following death at 49ers stadium

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Employees building a new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers are returning to the job, two days after an elevator mechanic was killed in a workplace accident.

The San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/10eURHB ) reports the companies building Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara say that more than 1,000 employees will resume work Thursday morning. The stadium is about 40 percent finished.

A veteran elevator mechanic, 63-year-old Donald White, died Tuesday when he was struck by a counterweight while working in a shaft at the stadium.

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Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com

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