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Stadium Worker Dies

An ironworker fell to his death when one of nine 150-foot light towers at the unfinished Olympic Stadium buckled, unleashing two banks of lights on workers below.

Two other workers were injured, one seriously, when lights fell from the weakened structure and crashed to the 85,000-seat stadium’s concrete bleachers.

The cause remained unclear, said Chuck Winstead, project director for Atlanta Stadium Constructors, the general contractor. Construction was halted as an investigation began, but officials said some work could resume as early as today.