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Brazilian stadium crane collapse

Two workers died last week when a crane lifting a section of the roof for one of the key Brazil 2014 World Cup football stadiums collapsed.

The Arena Corinthians, also known as the Itaquerão stadium, is due to host the opening match of the tournament on 12 June next year.

A statement from the firm responsible for building the stadium, Odebrecht Infraestrutura, said that shortly before 1pm local time on 27 November “the crane lifting the last module of the stadium’s metallic roofing structure toppled, which led the module to fall onto a circulation area of the east building and partially damage the LED façade”.

It added that it was the 38th time that this procedure had been carried out on the site and that a module the same size had been installed just over a week ago in the stadium’s south sector.

“The stadium structure was not compromised,” the firm added.

Fifa had previously imposed a deadline of December for completing the stadium in São Paulo.

Brazil has admitted that it is struggling to meet construction deadlines for the 2014 World Cup stadiums.

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