June 6, 2014
Levi Stadium Death: Two Killed In San Francisco 49ers Stadium Construction Accidents

Levi stadium deaths are staining the history of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium, with two workers killed so far during construction.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, in much happier news the Kansas City Chiefs now hold the record for the world's loudest stadium. The crowds roaring had the same power as jet engines.

The construction of Levi stadium was marred by its first death earlier this year. Donald White, a 63-year-old elevator mechanic, was killed while standing on a ladder at the bottom of an elevator shaft. Construction was halted for two days in remembrance of the man.

The first San Francisco 49ers stadium death was caused by an elevator counterweight accidentally hitting Mr. White. This time the Levi Stadium death involved a 60-year-old driver for a steel company who had a pile of steel rebar construction material fall on top of him while making a delivery to the stadium site.

The victim of the Levi Stadium death was identified as Edward Erving Lake Jr., of Vacaville. Spokespeople have confirmed the death but they're declining to say more until an investigation can be launched. But Santa Clara police have already ruled the death as "accidental," saying Mr. Lake was injured while unloading his truck at the San Francisco 49ers stadium. The investigation is being turned over to state health and safety officials.

The San Francisco 49ers have already issued a statement over the Levi Stadium death:

"Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers affected by this tragedy."
The $1.2 billion Levi stadium will soon be home to the San Francisco 49ers football team and seat 68,500 in time for the 2014 NFL Super Bowl 50.