World Cup 2014: Worker Killed By Electrical Discharges at Stadium

Another worker has died after being electrocuted at a World Cup stadium in Brazil, according to officials.

The 32-year-old man, named Muhammad’ Ali Maciel Afonso died in an accident at the new Arena Pantanal in the western city of Cuiaba where he was installing communication equipment.

He was hit by an electrical discharge, while working on level 20 of the stadium on Thursday, the regional government said in a statement.

A police investigation is looking into the cause of the accident, it said.

Arena Pantanal Stadium is Still Under Construction With Just Weeks Left to the Kick-Off of 2014 World Cup.
Arena Pantanal Stadium is Still Under Construction With Just Weeks Left to the Kick-Off of 2014 World Cup.

The death brings the number of fatality cases in accidents at World Cup stadiums construction sites to 12, however; it is the first at the Cuiaba stadium- venue of Nigeria penultimate group game against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The stadium is reportedly yet to finished with just weeks left to kick-off of the 20th edition of the football tournament. Thousands of seats are still to be installed and other vital work has to be completed, says BBC’s correspondent Wyre Davies in Rio de Janeiro.

The 2014 Fifa World Cup has been marred by death of construction workers and stadium deadline day delays.

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