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Brazil police say initial probe shows worker at World Cup stadium was not wearing safety cable

FILE - In this March 15, 2014 file photo, Brazilian club Corinthians soccer players practice at the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A construction company says one of its workers has been seriously injured at the site of the Itaquerao stadium that will host Brazil’s World Cup opener. Fast Engenharia says in a statement that the worker fell about 26 feet (8 meters) while helping install temporary seats at the stadium. The accident comes about four months after two workers died when a crane collapsed at the stadium. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

FILE - In this March 15, 2014 file photo, Brazilian club Corinthians soccer players practice at the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A construction company says one of its workers has been seriously injured at the site of the Itaquerao stadium that will host Brazil’s World Cup opener. Fast Engenharia says in a statement that the worker fell about 26 feet (8 meters) while helping install temporary seats at the stadium. The accident comes about four months after two workers died when a crane collapsed at the stadium. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)  (The Associated Press)

Brazilian authorities say the initial investigation into the accident that killed a worker at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in a few months indicated he likely wasn't wearing a required safety cable.

The worker died on Saturday after falling about 26 feet (8 meters) while helping install temporary seats at the Itaquerao stadium, marking the seventh death in accidents at World Cup venues in Brazil.

The police official in charge of investigating the accident said initial witness accounts showed worker Fabio Hamilton da Cruz didn't connect his safety cable because he only had a "quick thing" to finish at the site.

Inspector Rafael Pavarina said "employees who were next to the victim at the time of the fall" indicated "he neglected to use the security equipment."