Local

Elevator Company Fined Following Worker Death At Levi’s Stadium In Santa Clara

by Keith Mizuguchi
View Comments
Levi's Stadium, 49ers, Santa Clara, construction

An aerial view of Levi’s Stadium under construction in June, 2013. (CBS)

MikeColgan20100909_KCBS_0410r Mike Colgan
Mike Colgan, who has worked in Bay Area radio for more than 40 year...
Read More
49ers Central
Buy 49ers Tickets
Mon Oct.13
Away vs St Louis Rams
findticketsbtn Elevator Company Fined Following Worker Death At Levi’s Stadium In Santa Clara
Sun Oct.19
Away vs Denver Broncos
findticketsbtn Elevator Company Fined Following Worker Death At Levi’s Stadium In Santa Clara
Sun Nov.2
Home vs St Louis Rams
findticketsbtn Elevator Company Fined Following Worker Death At Levi’s Stadium In Santa Clara
Mon Nov.9
Away vs New Orleans Saints
findticketsbtn Elevator Company Fined Following Worker Death At Levi’s Stadium In Santa Clara
 

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

SANTA CLARA (KCBS) – State officials have cited an elevator company in the death of a worker at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara earlier this year.

63-year-old Donald White was working for San Leandro-based Schindler Elevator, when he was killed on the job on June 11.

“This employee was working in an elevator shaft, when the counterweight came down and struck and killed him,” said Peter Melton, a spokesman with the Division of  Occupational Safety and Health. “There are three citations. They are for serious violations and they generally have to do with the procedures for working in an elevator shaft and the lack of guarding of the counterweight in the elevator.”

Melton said this is not the first time the company has been cited.

“In the last five years, (there have been) three accidents and a referral case, which resulted in some citations,” he said.

Schindler Elevator will have 15 working days to appeal the citations and in a statement, the company said it intends to vigorously contest the fines, noting that the state had initially found no violations in connection with the incident.

The Cal-OSHA fines levied against Schindler Elevator total more than $50,000.

White is one of two workers who have died at the site for the San Francisco 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara, slated to open for the 2014 NFL season.

In October, Edward Lake Jr. was killed while unloading a bundle of rebar from a flatbed truck, when it fell on him.

(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,999 other followers