Worker sadly dies in fall whilst completing Amazon stadium for 2014 World Cup

By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 26, 2019

A worker has been killed in Brazil after falling from the roof of a stadium being built in the Amazon region for the 2014 football World Cup.

Marcleudo de Melo Ferreira, 22, died in hospital in Manaus after falling nearly 35m (115ft).

Hours later, another worker died of a heart attack at a nearby site. His family said he was overworked.

The builders’ union is discussing whether to strike over working conditions.

Several construction workers have now died at venues connected with the 2014 World Cup as Brazil rushes to complete its stadiums on schedule.

Two were killed in an accident on 27 November when a crane fell and destroyed parts of Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians, which will host the opening game on 12 June.

That accident delayed the stadium’s completion date by several months. It is now expected to be ready in mid-April.
‘Sunday to Sunday’

The stadium in the Amazonian jungle city is where the England team will open their 2014 World Cup campaign, playing against Italy.

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By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 26, 2019