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 truck driver’s death was a workplace accident and not a crime.
The delivery truck driver was crushed early Monday by a bundle of rebar being unloaded from his truck, officials at the scene said. It’s the second worker death at the construction project.
An ambulance rushed the severely injured worker to a local hospital, where he died, according to a spokesman for Turner/Devcon, the construction company building the stadium.
“We are deeply saddened to confirm that the driver has passed away as a result of his injuries,” spokesman Jonathan Harvey said.
Harvey said state workplace safety officials told them Monday that while their investigation is ongoing and could take months, “the jobsite has been deemed safe and is permitted to reopen.”