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Work at Levi’s Stadium resumes two days after death

49ers Stadium Worker Killed AP

Work resumed on the 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara Thursday, two days after a construction worker died there.

According to Mark Gomez of the San Jose Mercury News, workers gathered in the south end zone for a service to remember 63-year-old Donald White, who died on Tuesday when an elevator counterweight fell on him.

Workers passed buckets to take up donations for White’s family, and stickers with his initials in red and gold were distributed to place on their hard hats.

“The hearts are heavy,” stadium project co-director Jonathan Harvey said. “It’s been a difficult time. Everybody has the family in mind. But I think getting some normalcy back to the construction workers and their lives is important.”

The 49ers will plant a tree in a plaza outside the stadium in White’s memory.

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9 Responses to “Work at Levi’s Stadium resumes two days after death”
  1. whatnojets says: Jun 14, 2013 9:56 AM

    The ’49rs should give his family a seat for every game for life!!

  2. myosin10 says: Jun 14, 2013 10:41 AM

    Why did this counter weight fall?

  3. ndnut says: Jun 14, 2013 11:01 AM

    The tree is a nice gesture, but the 49ers might want something less dangerous. ;)

  4. nflofficeadmin says: Jun 14, 2013 11:13 AM

    RIP Donnie

  5. moss49thteam says: Jun 14, 2013 12:39 PM

    The 49ers will plant a tree in a plaza outside the stadium in White’s memory. ?

    I think it would be more fitting to name the elevator after White in his memory.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 14, 2013 1:26 PM

    For two days Donald’s co workers mourned him non stop in smoky bars around the city. Or at beach barbeques, or just while lying on the couch watching sports on T.V. Trying to find closure.

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 14, 2013 1:48 PM

    They played Donnie’s favorite song at the funeral, by The Band.

    “Take a load off Donnie, take a load for free…”

  8. goldrush4949 says: Jun 14, 2013 2:13 PM

    This stadium is already cursed. The 49ers will never win anything while they play there.

  9. josiewales69 says: Jun 14, 2013 6:39 PM

    how about the 49ers pass a hat.

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