Prosecutors call to stop World Cup stadium work after death

Public prosecutors have moved to halt construction at the World Cup stadium where a worker fell to his death while working on the roofing structure in Manaus, according to the Associated Press.

Court delays Brazil stadium work

Policemen patrol the Arena da Amazonia Stadium earlier this year. Credit: Bruno Kelly

A Brazilian labour court has halted construction in part of the World Cup stadium where a man fell 115 feet to his death while working on a roofing structure in the jungle city of Manaus.

The move will further delay work at the venue that will host England v Italy and three other matches next June.

The decision was announced after public prosecutors requested the immediate interruption of work in all areas where labourers need to be high above the ground.

Work will only restart after builders show that all safety measures are in place at the Arena Amazonia, which will also host United States v Portugal.

The Manaus court said constructors will be fined a daily amount if they do not abide by the decision.

Prosecutors call to 'stop Brazil World Cup stadium work'

Public prosecutors have moved to halt construction at the World Cup stadium where a worker fell 115 feet to his death while working on the roofing structure in Manaus, according to the Associated Press.

Workers stand outside the Arena Amazonia stadium under construction to host several 2014 World Cup Credit: Reuters

Prosecutors want the "immediate" interruption of work in all areas where labourers need to be high above the ground.

They said work should only restart after constructors show that all safety measures are in place at the Arena da Amazonia, the stadium hosting four World Cup matches next June, including England v Italy and United States v Portugal.

Read: Worker dies after fall in Brazil's World Cup stadium

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Worker dies at stadium due to host England match

A construction worker died at the stadium due to host the England versus Italy match on June 14 next year.

Read: Worker dies on Manaus World Cup stadium

Manaus officials said they aim to hold the first match to test the stadium on January 15, with the 10,000 workers who participated in the stadium's construction serving as spectators.

Delays in the unblocking of federal financing for the venue slowed construction, causing FIFA to push back its original December deadline for stadium delivery.

Fifa confirms worker killed at Brazil World Cup stadium

A construction worker died after falling off the roof of the Arena Amazonia in Brazil on Saturday, FIFA and the World Cup organising committee confirmed today.

In a statement, the football bodies said:

FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) learnt of the death of the worker on Saturday at the Arena Amazonia site with great sadness.

We would like to send our most sincere condolences to his family, relatives, colleagues and friends.

Worker dies after fall in World Cup stadium in Brazil

A construction worker died in Brazil early this morning after falling off the roof of a World Cup stadium.

Arena Amazonia stadium as construction continues in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Credit: Reuters/Gary Hershorn

Marcleudo de Melo Ferreira, 22, died in a hospital in Manaus, according to local officials. He fell nearly 35 meters (115 feet) after a cable broke.

His death adds to safety concerns as Brazil races to finish building in time to host the 2014 World Cup.

Workers had already been killed at three of Brazil's 12 World Cup stadiums.

Fatal accidents have occurred in Manaus, Brasilia and most recently in Sao Paulo, where two people died on Nov. 27 after a crane collapsed in the arena that is to host the opening game on June 12.

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