A worker died and 15 others were injured when the partially-built roof of the De Grolsch Veste soccer stadium in Enschede, the Netherlands, collapsed around noon on July 7. Investigations by the municipality, the public prosecutor and others have started. The accident occurred during a project, started this February, to add an additional tier of seats and roof to one section of the stadium. The facility, owned by the soccer club FC Twente, is approximately 160 km east of Amsterdam.Steelwork subcontractor Voortman Staalbouw B.V., Rijssen, confirms that the worker that died was an employee named Dave Nijkamp. About 125 workers
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