Second Worker Killed Constructing NFL Stadium
A delivery driver died Monday in Santa Clara, California in a construction accident at the site of the new 49ers stadium.
Second Death Recorded at Stadium
- The delivery driver employed by Gerdau Ameristeel’s Napa Reinforcing Steel facility was crushed by a bundle of rebar that was being unloaded from his truck. The driver was pronounced dead after being rushed to a nearby hospital.
- An investigation is underway as police, firefighters and safety officials try to determine what events led up to the incident and whether the accident could have been prevented.
- This marks the second death to be recorded at the $1.2 billion stadium in under 4 months, with a 63 year old elevator mechanic being killed after he was struck with by a counterweight while working in an elevator shaft.
U.S. Construction Accident Statistics
- According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,609 workers were killed in workplace accidents in 2011.
- Fatal injuries involving contractors accounted for roughly 12 percent of the overall total.
- 739 deaths were attributed to construction site accidents.
- The four most common causes for death at a construction site were:
- Falls – 259 deaths
- Struck by Object – 73 deaths
- Electrocution – 69 deaths
- Caught-in/between – 18 deaths
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