#AceWorldNews – BRAZIL – May 08 – An electrical accident during the rushed preparations for the tournament killed a worker in the Brazilian city of Cuiaba.
The 32 year-old man was the eighth victim to die in Brazil’s arenas about to host the World Cup.
According to a state government official, the man was working on the installation of a telecommunications network.
The international tournament will begin on June 12, but not all venues are yet ready to welcome the event, with the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba being one of the most delayed stadiums.
Daily Mail reported in December 2013 by FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted that the stadium in Sao Paulo which is due to hold the opening match of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will not be ready until mid-April this may now be very close to the opening match date.
The stadium was the site where two workers were killed when a crane fell over last month and Blatter said there was “no plan B” if further problems were encountered.
Mid-April leaves little margin for error as the opening match is due to be held on June 12, less than two months after the revised completion date.
Daily Mail – Guardian – Independent