Rio auditor says 11 workers killed during Olympic construction

Eleven people died while working on Olympic facilities or Games-related projects between January 2013 and March 2016, according to a report released Monday by Rio de Janeiro's Regional Labor and Employment Office.

The report, released by Elaine Castilho, the auditor for the Rio Olympic Games works, also notes that no workers died in the preparations for the 2012 Summer Games in London.

The Metro Line 4 work saw the highest number of fatalities with three. One worker was killed by a truck, another fell from a ladder onto the tracks and another suffered fatal injuries from being whipped by a compressed air hose.

The other fatal accidents took place at the Museum of Image and Sound, at the Museum of Tomorrow, during work to extend the Elevado do Joa (the highway linking Barra da Tijuca to the Zona Sul), and during work surrounding the Olympic Park, on the Supervia and on the Transolimpica.

The causes of death vary from electric shock to falling scaffolding. There also were cases of workers being buried and vehicles overturning.

There have been two major additional accidents, according to Castilho's report. One worker had to be hospitalized following an electric shock at the Olympic Park. In Transbrasil, another worker's leg had to be amputated.

ESPN will be broadcasting the 2016 Olympic Games in the Caribbean and Latin America.