Posted: Thursday February 13, 2014 8:14 PM

Work continues after death at World Cup stadium

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SAO PAULO (AP) - Work remains underway at the World Cup stadium in the jungle city of Manaus despite a union's threat to start a strike to protest against a worker's death at the venue.

The strike did not happen Monday because leaders from different unions said they are trying to gather more workers to their movement.

Local World Cup organizers and the company in charge of stadium construction said they are not worried by the threat of a strike and remain optimistic the venue will be finished and inaugurated this month as planned.

A 55-year-old Portuguese man was killed in an accident on Friday while disassembling a crane that was used to install the stadium's roof, becoming the third worker to die at the venue in less than a year.

 
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