ATHENS, Greece (AP) _ About 1,200 employees at the 2004 Olympic Village staged a 24-hour strike Thursday, a day after a construction worker was killed at the site.

The strikers stayed off the job to protest safety conditions.

A construction worker _ the fifth to die on the site _ was hit by a vehicle Wednesday.

Union representatives repeatedly have complained of poor conditions, including limited access to toilets and running water.

Four Greek construction groups are building the residential zone of the village, which will house 16,000 athletes and officials at Menidi, 15 miles north of Athens.