Two die in World Cup Stadium accident
Earlier this week two men were killed while working on a stadium for the 2014 Brazilian World Cup.
The company building the stadium, Odebrecht, said "the crane that hoisted the last part of the structure of the metal roof of the stadium collapsed shortly before 1pm on 27th November during a routine operation to put the final section of the cover over the north stand".
The Folha do São Paulo newspaper claimed that a reporter at the scene was beaten and had pictures of the accident deleted from his cellphone by an Odebrecht engineer and guards under the direction of Andres Sánchez, the executive responsible for the project.
According to Fifa's deadline the stadium should be completed by the end of December 2013 and some believe that the rush to finish stadia is putting lives at risk.
Construction was held up for several months this year due to disagreements between Odebrecht and Corinthians (Brazilian football club due to move into the stadium once completed), and a dispute with the government over funding.
The cause of the accident is currently being investigated.
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