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SAO PAULO--- Brazilian organisers are
adding safety features where a worker died
in the stadium hosting the World Cup
opener, hoping to quickly reverse an order
that halted construction in part of the
The addition of new safety rails yesterday
comes a day after labour officials said the
installation of 20,000 temporary seats at
the Itaquerao stadium could not continue
until safety concerns were addressed. On
Saturday, a 23-year-old worker died after
falling from about 26 feet while installing
the seats needed for the opener.
Fast Engenharia, the company in charge
of the temporary structures, was yet to
release information about a new construction
timetable for the stadium, which was already
delayed. Company officials were expected
to meet with labour authorities late yes-
Before the accident, FIFA expected the
venue to be ready about a month ahead of
the June 12 opening match between Brazil
Sao Paulo s vice mayor didn t expect the
work stoppage to cause significant delays
to the stadium s construction, saying the
installation of the temporary seats was a
"relatively simple job."
"It s not a complex situation," Nadia
Campeao said. "Even if work is stopped for
a few days so the recommended adjustments
can be made, it shouldn t alter the final
A labour ministry official in Sao Paulo
said the construction stoppage was needed
to eliminate the risk of another death.
"If there are no additional safety measures,
the work can t continue," Luiz Antonio de
Medeiros told the Agencia Estado news
service. "There was not enough protection,
it was irresponsible."
Fast Engenharia has denied any wrong-
doing and said the worker had all required
WARRINGTON--- The judge overseeing the new
Hillsborough Stadium disaster inquests says
the hearings will consider if opportunities were
missed to prevent the deaths of 96 Liverpool
Relatives of the victims wept yesterday as a
roll call of the dead was read to the jury after it
was sworn in at a courtroom in Warrington, near
to Liverpool in northwest England.
The new inquests are starting ahead of the
25th anniversary of the disaster after the original
verdicts of accidental death were overturned.
At the FA Cup semifinal between Liverpool
and Nottingham Forest in April 1989, a crush in
an overcrowded standing-only section at Hills-
borough led to Britain s worst sports stadium
Coroner John Goldring says the jury will con-
sider "whether opportunities were lost which
might have prevented the deaths." (AP)
New safety measures at stadium marked by death
Jury to assess if
safety equipment available to him at the time of the
Investigators said an initial probe showed the
worker didn t connect himself to a safety cable.
According to witness accounts, he said he only had
a "quick thing" to finish at the site.
Medeiros said additional safety measures could
have prevented the death even if the worker wasn t
connected to his safety cable.
The safety rails were being added around areas
where workers installed the temporary seats.
FIFA and the local World Cup organising committee
did not immediately answer requests for comments
on the work stoppage.
Construction was already behind schedule at the
Itaquerao stadium because of the damage caused by
another accident that killed two workers following
a crane collapse in late November. A giant roofing
structure fell on part of the stadium s facade, sig-
nificantly pushing back the stadium s date of com-
The stadium, being built by popular Brazilian club
Corinthians, is expected to cost about $490 million.
In addition to the opener, it will host three group
matches, one second-round game and one of the
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