Prosecutors want to stop work at Brazil World Cup stadium

Prosecutors want to stop work at Brazil World Cup stadium
The scene of the first accident at the stadium.

Public prosecutors want to halt construction at 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.

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.

Work at the venue was interrupted after yesterday’s death but was expected to resume today.

It was the second death at Manaus’ Arena da Amazonia this year and the third at a World Cup venue in less than a month.

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