Report: Ninth Brazilian construction worker dies ahead of World Cup
A ninth worker tasked with finishing the stadiums ahead of next month's World Cup has reportedly died.
A ninth Brazilian construction worker has reportedly died with just more than a month left until the start of the 2014 World Cup, according to Brazilian media outlet Globo Esporte.
The death of 32-year-old Mohamed Ali Maciel was apparently the result of an electrical shock at Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. He was reportedly installing lighting in the stadium's hallways. There was also an electrical fire at the stadium back in October, which impacted the stadium's structure much more than had been initially reported, according to Reuters.
The stadium is scheduled to host four matches at next month’s tournament: Chile vs. Australia, Russia vs. South Korea, Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina and Japan vs. Colombia.
Construction workers have been under immense pressure from FIFA to finish preparations on the stadiums, and deadlines have been pushed back numerous times ahead of the June 12 kickoff.
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