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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Accident At Brazil World Cup Stadium Wed Nov 27,2013

 With one thunderous crash, Brazil's troubled preparations for the World Cup are thrown in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. (AP)
Two people have died in an accident at Sao Paulo's stadium, which is due to host the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup finals
 The stadium was nearly finished before Wednesday's accident, which occurred when a crane crashed into a 500-ton metal structure. (AP)

Odebrecht Infrastructure, the company building the stadium, told the BBC that the accident happened shortly before 13:00 local time (15:00 GMT).
 That structure then cut through the stadium's outer walls, destroying part of the outside of the building and slamming into a giant LED panel that runs across the facade. (AP)

Most of the workers are believed to have been away on their lunch breaks at the time.

 Public prosecutors and a workers union in Sao Paulo are demanding an investigation into conditions at the work site, saying construction shouldn't resume until authorities deem the stadium safe. (AP)
It said "the crane that hoisted the last module of the structure of the metal roof collapsed causing the fall of the part of the circulation area of the east building".

 Six stadiums have already been declared ready for the games. But Brazil is still racing to finish the other six. (AP)

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