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Worker dies at SWC venue

2012-06-12 09:13

Brasilia - Authorities say a 21-year-old worker helping build a Soccer World Cup stadium in Brazil died after a 30-metre fall at the construction site.

The local government said Jose Afonso de Oliveira Rodrigues died on Monday while working at the World Cup venue in the capital Brasilia.

The government said the companies in charge of the construction of the 70 000-capacity Mane Garrincha stadium were investigating the cause of the accident and giving support to the worker's family. The companies told local media that Rodrigues appeared to be wearing his safety equipment at the time of the accident.

Brasilia will host three matches in next year's Confederations Cup and seven in the World Cup, the first in Brazil since 1950.

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