A safety engineer at the World Cup stadium where a giant crane collapse killed two workers allegedly warned his supervisor of possible problems with the operation, only to have his concerns brushed aside, a labor union leader charged Thursday, as sniping over the accident heated up.
The incident has fed worries about Brazil's capacity to host next year's showcase tournament, as well as the 2016 Olympics, though authorities insist they will be ready for both.
The president of Sao Paulo's civil industry workers' association told The Associated Press that supervisors pressed ahead with the operation to finish the roof despite several rainy days that soaked the soil. He said the engineer warned his supervisor that it appeared the ground was not stable enough to support the 500-ton piece of roofing.
A civil defense official said an initial inspection of the construction site a day after the accident showed no evidence the ground was unstable.
Case McCoy passed for two touchdowns and ran for one, and Texas kept its Big 12 title hopes alive with a 41-16 win over Texas Tech. The Longhorns (8-3, 7-1) end their regular season Dec. 7 at No. 9 Baylor. If Texas wins that game and No. 7 Oklahoma State loses to No. 20 Oklahoma, the Longhorns would win their first league championship since 2009.
Texas Tech (7-5, 4-5) lost its fifth straight.