A worker has died in a fall at the Arena de Sao Paulo stadium
A Brazilian construction worker has died after falling at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Sao Paulo.
By Paulo Freitas
Last Updated: 29/03/14 11:03pm
Fabio Hamilton da Cruz died in hospital from fatal injuries suffered in the fall, four months after two fellow workers died when a crane collapsed at the stadium.
In total eight workers have died while working on construction sites for this summer's tournament in Brazil.
A FIFA statement read: "FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) deeply regret the death of worker Fabio Hamilton da Cruz following an accident which occurred today at the Arena de Sao Paulo.
"With great sadness we send our sincere condolences to the family and colleagues. For FIFA, the LOC and the Brazilian authorities safety is paramount. We are awaiting the official report from the authorities."
FIFA expects the venue to be finished in mid-May, although it is not clear if the latest incident will result in further delays.
Brazil are due to get the tournament underway against Croatia on June 12.