Construction resumed Thursday morning on the 49ers new $1.3 billion stadium, but not before workers gathered in the morning for a safety meeting that included a moment of silence for the elevator mechanic who was killed in a work accident, Huffington Post reports.
Workers gathered in the south end zone at 7 a.m. to remember Donald White, 63, according to stadium project co-director Jonathan Harvey.
In what Harvey described as a "tradition unique to our industry," buckets were passed through the crowd to allow workers to make financial contributions for White's family. The money likely won't be counted, and instead the buckets will be delivered to White's family to "help fund what's ahead," Harvey said.
The Levi’s Stadium construction had been halted for two days after Donald White was found dead in an elevator shaft.