Labor court halts work at Brazil World Cup stadium - NBC Sports

Labor court halts work at Brazil World Cup stadium
AP
December 15, 2013, 3:30 pm

SAO PAULO (AP) - A labor court on Sunday halted construction in part of 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, further delaying the venue that will host England vs. Italy and three other matches next June.

The decision was announced after public prosecutors requested the immediate interruption of work in all areas where laborers need to be high above the ground. Work will only restart after constructors show that all safety measures are in place at the Arena Amazonia, which will also host United States vs. Portugal.

The Manaus court said constructors will be fined a daily amount if they don't abide to the decision. The press office for constructor Andrade Gutierrez said the company would not comment until Monday.

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