Brazil Court Stops World Cup 2014 Stadium Construction
A court in Brazil has halted construction work at the World Cup stadium in the city of Manaus, where a builder fell to his death from a roof.
The Prosecutor's Office had demanded the suspension until contractors Andrade Gutierrez presented a detailed report on the site's safety conditions.
The man plunged more than 30m (115ft) to his death from a roof at the Arena da Amazonia building site.
Half of the 12 stadiums being built for the tournament are behind schedule.
Working conditions are "unacceptably dangerous" and the contractors could be fined, authorities say.
In an interview for Brazilian TV channel Globonews, the prosecutor Jorsinei Dourado do Nascimento said the company had already been informed of the court's decision.
"As of noon today [Sunday] the work is banned," he said.
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