Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

Worker dies at World Cup stadium

A construction worker has died in an accident at a World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo
A construction worker has died in an accident at a World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo

A worker has died after falling at the construction site of the stadium that will host Brazil's World Cup opener in Sao Paulo.

Construction firm Fast Engenharia said that the worker fell about 26ft while helping install temporary seats at the Itaquerao stadium. He died at the Hospital Santa Marcelina in Sao Paulo.

The accident comes about four months after two workers died when a crane collapsed at the stadium.

Construction was already behind schedule because of the damage caused by the earlier accident.

Fifa said it was expecting the venue to be finished in mid-May, about a month before the June 12 opener, but it was not clear if the latest incident would prompt further delays.

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