Worker dies outside World Cup venue in Brazil

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm •  Published: February 7, 2014
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The Arena da Amazonia is one of the five stadiums still under construction less than five months before the World Cup, although local organizers said construction at the site was almost 97 percent completed when the accident happened. It will host four World Cup matches in June, including England vs. Italy and the United States vs. Portugal.

Organizers said Friday's accident did not interfere in the construction of the stadium. The crane had been removed from the venue's main construction area and was at a site across the street.

In December, a worker at the Arena da Amazonia died after falling 115 feet while working on the stadium roof, prompting a work stoppage of four days as authorities inspected safety conditions. Another worker died there in March after falling from a scaffold and hitting his head. Also in December, a worker died of a heart attack while paving an area outside the venue.

In late November, two workers were killed when a crane collapsed while hoisting a 500-ton piece of roofing at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Sao Paulo. In 2012, a worker died at the construction site of the stadium in the nation's capital, Brasilia.

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