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The Sao Paulo Fire Department has confirmed that a labourer has been rushed to hospital following a fall at Arena Corinthians

A construction worker has died following a fall at World Cup 2014 venue Arena Corinthians on Saturday.

Sao Paulo Fire Department confirmed that a labourer had been rushed to hospital and it was later confirmed that the Fast Engineering employee, named as Fabio Hamilton da Cruz, had passed away.

Reports varied about whether he fell from eight metres or 15 metres, but his injuries were too severe for medical attention to save his life.

The Arena Corinthians is scheduled to stage six games at this summer's World Cup in Brazil, including the opening game between the tournament hosts and Croatia, as well as England's meeting with Uruguay.

The venue, though, has already been touched by tragedy, with construction workers Fabio Luis Pereira, 42, and Ronaldo Oliviera dos Santos, 44, having died during an accident in November 2013.

There have also been deaths during work on the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus and the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha in Brasilia.

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