Work at Wembley stadium stopped today and all the staff were sent home after the failure of a steel beam during welding. The day before a visit to celebrate 40 years since the World Cup final.
The rafter in the roof is 50-tonnes and dropped about 1 metre.
The project is behind schedule and the construction firm is facing fines for everyday the project is late, earlier in this year it has been announced that the FA cup will again be held in the Millenium Stadium. The cost of construction was originally estimated to be 325 million pounds, it is now estimated to cost 757 million pounds, with Australian constructors Multiplex set to lose 1 million a week for each week past the deadline. It is estimated that Multiplex will lose 100 million pounds during constuction of the new Wembley Stadium (source: The Telegraph).
Image taken from webcam at Wembley Stadium website.