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Worker killed in accident at new 49ers stadium, official says

Worker killed in accident at new 49ers stadium, official says
The exterior of the new San Francisco 49ers football stadium under construction in Santa Clara. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

A worker died in an accident Tuesday at the construction site of the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara, a city spokesman said.

Few details were immediately available about the accident, which occurred about 6:45 a.m. and involved an elevator. Santa Clara spokesman Dan Beerman said.

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The worker was a subcontractor employed by Turner-Devcon, the project's general contractor, Beerman said.

An investigation into the incident was still underway. Workers have been sent home for the day, KRON-TV reported.

The $1.3-billion Silicon Valley stadium is scheduled to open for the 2014 NFL season, and will host the Super Bowl in 2016.

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