A Brazilian construction worker has reportedly died following an accident during the disassembly of a Rio 2016 Olympic venue.
According to a Reuters Brasil source, the worker was electrocuted at Barra da Tijuca while another had to have his leg amputated after an incident during the disassembly of the Beach Volleyball Arena at Copacabana Beach.
"The Olympics was a success, but for the future, I fear it may end in tragedy," the source told Reuters.
"I fear that more accidents will occur."
Rio 2016 has confirmed the reports to the Brazilian media, but shifted responsibility to companies that hired the contract workers.
"We had no control over these events; they were at our facilities but the two accidents were outsourced operations," said Rio 2016 communications director Mario Andrada to the Rio Times.
"The fault is not ours, it is of those who hire employees, either of lower or higher quality."
However, Brazil’s Ministry of Public Works (MPT) has said the Organising Committee cannot evade responsibility for having outsourced services.
"When you contract a third party, you have to monitor and stay tuned to see if they are complying with the law, hiring less qualified people," MPT prosecutor Viviann Mattos told Reuters.
"In the end, even to the judiciary, there is accountability for [Rio 2016]."
In May, three months prior to the Olympics, a report was released revealing that 11 people had died while working on Olympic facilities or Games-related projects between January 2013 and March 2016.
The study, carried out by Rio de Janeiro's Regional Labor and Employment Office, reported that the development of Metro Line 4 - the subway extension that linked the main Games hub at Barra da Tijuca with the city centre - accounted for three deaths.
One worker was killed by a truck, another fell from a ladder onto the tracks and another suffered fatal injuries from being hit by a compressed air hose.
Most others occurred on other Games-related infrastructure projects, such as the Transolímpica transport route, although one worker had to be hospitalised following an electric shock at the Olympic Park.
Other causes of death reportedly included falling scaffolding and workers being buried, and vehicles overturning.
insidethegames has approached Rio 2016 for further comment.