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.

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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.