Safety concerns put halt to work on Curitiba stadium in Brazil in latest World Cup setback

Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup suffered a setback after immediate suspension of construction at a host venue was ordered by a judge due to safety concerns.

According to CNN, the Arena de Baixada, also known as Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes, is in the city of Curitiba and the stadium is scheduled to host four group stage matches next June.

However, Judge Lorena Colnago has suspended all work on the arena after declaring that workers were at serious risk of being injured, the report said.

An inspection will be held before work can resume after the judge stated that workers were in danger of 'being buried, run over, falling from heights and being hit by material, among other serious risks,' the report added. (ANI)


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