World Cup stadium ordered to end night work
A court in Brazil's northern state of Amazonas ruled on Wednesday that work could resume fully at the World Cup stadium in Manaus where a worker fell 35 meters (110 feet) to his death.
Construction at the site had partially resumed on Monday, although not on the roof where the 22-year-old worker fell on Saturday after his protective cable snapped.
The victim was the second fatality at the Arena Amazônia this year. He died as he prepared to finish a night shift. The public prosecutor's office, which approved the resumption of construction, consequentially ruled that there should be no further night work.
An investigation into health and safety conditions at the site determined that main contractor Andrade Gutierrez had undertaken measures to improve safety, such as increased supervision of safety equipment and the stability of scaffolding.
It was the fifth death at Brazil’s World Cup stadium construction sites, after fatalities in both Brasília and São Paulo.