Labor court halts work at Brazil World Cup stadium

TALES AZZONI (AP Sports Writer)
The Associated Press
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In this Dec. 10, 2013 photo, an aerial view of the Arena da Amazonia stadium, in Manaus, Brazil. The construction firm building the Arena da Amazonia stadium which will host World Cup games in the jungle city of Manaus says a worker fell to his death Saturday from the stadium's roof structure. The Andrade Gutierrez company says Marcleudo Ferreira fell some 115 feet. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)

SAO PAULO (AP) -- A labor court on Sunday halted construction in part of the World Cup stadium where a man fell 115 feet to his death while working on a roofing structure in the jungle city of Manaus, further delaying the venue that will host England vs. Italy and three other matches next June.

The decision was announced after public prosecutors requested the immediate interruption of work in all areas where laborers need to be high above the ground. Work will only restart after constructors show that all safety measures are in place at the Arena Amazonia, which will also host United States vs. Portugal.

The Manaus court said constructors will be fined a daily amount if they don't abide to the decision. The press office for constructor Andrade Gutierrez said the company would not comment until Monday.