Report: Brazil crane operator worked 18 days
A news report cites a Sao Paulo state Labor Ministry official as
saying the man who operated the crane that collapsed at the city’s
World Cup stadium had worked 18 days in a row.
Two construction workers were killed in the Nov. 27 accident,
which remains under investigation.
G1 Internet portal quotes the ministry’s regional superintendent
Luis Antonio Medeiros as saying time cards showed the crane
operator at the Arena Corinthians stadium ”was 18 days without any
Medeiros said there wasn’t necessarily a cause and effect
relationship between the accident and the operator’s string of
workdays. But, he added, ”We think that’s exhausting for someone
who works such a delicate machine.”
Brazil is under pressure to finish the stadiums around the
country well before the tournament begins in June.