Workers threaten to strike at Brazil stadium after death

Workers at a World Cup stadium in the Brazilian city of Manaus are threatening to go on strike after a third worker died during the construction of the venue.

Brazil union chief demands better stadium safety

Another worker has died at the Manaus stadium in Brazil, the third fatality at the site in a year
Another worker has died at the Manaus stadium in Brazil, the third fatality at the site in a year Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A union leader at the World Cup stadium in Manaus, Brazil has demanded guarantees for worker safety after a third death at the site within a year.

Workers are unlikely to return to the building site on Monday, said union leader Cicero Custodio, who added: "We have to guarantee the workers' rights and their safety."

The local union chief has demanded better safety at the Manau stadium construction site
The local union chief has demanded better safety at the Manau stadium construction site Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Portuguese man, 55, was killed at the stadium while disassembling a crane used for building the stadium's roof, according to AP.

He was the third construction worker to die at the stadium in the last year. Workers have demanded a strike in response to the latest Manau death.

Workers threaten to strike at Brazil stadium after death

Workers at a World Cup stadium in the Brazilian city of Manaus are threatening to go on strike after a third worker died during the construction of the venue.

The Arena da Amazonia stadium in Manaus, Brazil, pictured during construction in December 2013
The Arena da Amazonia stadium in Manaus, Brazil, pictured during construction in December 2013 Credit: Marcus Brandt/DPA/Press Association Images

A 55-year-old Portuguese worker was killed on Friday while disassembling a crane.

He is now the third person to die at the venue in less than a year.

Construction of the stadium, which is due to host England's opening game against Italy, is already behind schedule.

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Another construction worker dies at World Cup stadium

A construction worker has died in an accident outside the World Cup stadium in the Brazilian jungle city of Manaus where England will play their opening group match against Italy.

He is the third worker to die in or near the stadium in Manaus.

Fifa's general secretary tweeted:

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FIFA deeply regret the death of the worker who was disassembling a crane used in the construction of the roof of the Arena Amazonia. 1/2

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With great sadness we send our sincere condolences to the family, on behalf of both FIFA and the Local Organising Committee tonight. (2/2)

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