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Workers return to stadium after accident

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SAO PAULO (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Construction workers are returning to the stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup, five days after an accident killed two workers.

Small groups of stonemasons, metal workers and others trickled into the stadium in Sao Paulo early this morning.

Speaking to The Associated Press, they expressed a mixture of trepidation over returning to work and determination to complete the stadium ahead of the World Cup opener on June 12.

The construction company suspended work on the site for three days after a crane collapsed last Wednesday as it was hoisting a 500-ton piece of roofing, killing two workers.

Authorities allowed work to resume, but the Labor Ministry has frozen the site's nine other cranes until the company shows adequate safety measures are in place.

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