SANTA CLARA (CBS/AP) – The California Department of Occupational Safety and Health has reopened its investigation into the death of a Sacramento County elevator worker killed while working at the 49ers new stadium.

Cal OSHA said Wednesday that it has rescinded its “no violation” decision for subcontractor Shindler in the death of 63-year-old mechanic Don White. White was killed on June 11 by an elevator counterweight.

The agency did not explain its decision. It sent Shindler a notice informing the company it was reopening the investigation on Oct. 14, the same day 61-year-old Edward Lake Jr. was killed at the stadium site when a load of rebar fell on him. Cal OSHA is also investigating that incident.

Work crews broke ground on the stadium in 2012 and are on track for a July 2014 opening. While there are incentives and awards for employee progress, a spokesperson for the company says demands to stay on pace did not play into White’s death.

About 1,000 people work at the stadium each day.

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