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Work Resumes At World Cup Stadium

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On December 18, 2013 @ 6:06 PM In News and Rumors,soccer | No Comments

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SAO PAULO (AP) — A labor court has allowed construction to resume 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.

Construction in all areas where workers had to be high above the ground was halted Sunday, a day after the second worker’s death at the Arena Amazonia. This is the stadium that will host four World Cup matches next June, including England vs. Italy and United States vs. Portugal.

Labor officials inspected the venue Monday and Tuesday and said all measures were in place to guarantee workers’ safety.

Local World Cup organizers said they are still trying to determine how much the work stoppage will delay the stadium’s delivery.

Source: Associated Press

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