Stadium worker death halts World Cup progress

Last updated 16:04 01/04/2014

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Labour officials are halting construction at a World Cup stadium where a worker over the weekend, creating a major headache for Brazilian organisers trying to get the venue ready for the tournament's opening match in less than three months.

Fast Engenharia, the construction company in charge of the temporary seats, said in a statement that it received the notification from Sao Paulo's labour secretariat late on Monday (local time).

The officials said the installation of the temporary seats had to be stopped until additional safety measures were implemented by the constructors.

Fabio Hamilton da Cruz, 23, died after falling from about 26 feet (8 metres) while working on the temporary structures over the weekend.

Authorities said an initial probe showed he didn't connect himself to a safety cable before the accident occurred.

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