Crane Accidents

Another World Cup Fatality


 Manaus, Brazil

A man died at the Arena de Amazonia football stadium in Manaus, Brazil last Friday following an incident that occurred while dismantling a crane.

Antonio Jose Pita Martins, 55, an employee of Portugese metal construction company Martifer, was dismantling a crane being used to install the World Cup stadium’s roof when he was reportedly struck by a falling metal object. He was taken to hospital after sustaining injuries to his head and chest but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

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The scene at the Arena de Amazonia football stadium following the incident

To date a total of seven workers have died at Brazilian World Cup venues, including the two that died when a crawler crane collapses at the Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians stadium last November.

This latest incident is currently being investigated. We will update this report as soon as we learn more.

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