Two Killed in Brazil Stadium Accident 11/27/13
SAO PAULO - Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener in Brazil collapsed after a construction accident, killing two workers. The incident has raised urgent new concerns whether the country will be ready for soccer's signature event.
Wednesday's accident at the stadium in Sao Paulo occurred when a construction crane crashed into a 500-ton metal structure that in turn cut through the outer walls of the venue, destroying rows of seats and slamming into a massive LED panel that runs across the stadium's facade.
The accident could delay delivery of the stadium, which was practically finished before Wednesday's collapse. Officials said there were no major structural damages to the stadium but declined to say how much the accident may affect the delivery.