Construction worker dies after fall at WCup venue

Authorities say a 21-year-old worker helping build a World Cup

stadium in Brazil died after a fall of 100 feet at the construction

site.

The local government said Jose Afonso de Oliveira Rodrigues died

Monday while working at the World Cup venue in the capital

Brasilia.

The government said the companies in charge of the construction

of the 70,000-capacity Mane Garrincha stadium were investigating

the cause of the accident and giving support to the worker’s

family. The companies told local media that Rodrigues appeared to

be wearing his safety equipment at the time of the accident.

Brasilia will host three matches in next year’s Confederations

Cup and seven in the World Cup, the first in Brazil since 1950.