Hit by a load, a worker dies on a construction site in Saint-Michel-sur-Orge

Construction in Saint-Michel-sur-Orge is not without accidents. A 50-year-old worker was hit by a load he was moving with a crane truck. An investigation is opened for manslaughter and the construction site is interrupted, according to the Parisian.

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Thursday morning, around 11 a.m., a fifty-year-old worker died while working on the rue Charpentier site in Saint-Michel-sur-Orge (Essonne). According to the first information gathered by the police, the worker was unloading scaffolding using a crane truck when the accident occurred. “Because of the wind, the trolley carried by the crane changed direction and hit this man. He died on the spot,” a police source told Le Parisien. Residents, present at the time of the events, were in shock, according to the Parisian. “An investigation is underway for manslaughter in the context of a work accident”, confirmed the prosecution of Évry-Courcouronnes. She was entrusted to the Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois police station.

Construction interrupted

The project, launched by the lessor Essonne Habitat aiming to rehabilitate 136 apartments in the Charpentier residence, has been interrupted. “It’s terrible,” said Sophie Rigault, the mayor (LR) on Friday, who went to the scene shortly after the incident. “I think a lot about family. When you leave in the morning to go to work, you can’t imagine not coming back in the evening… For your colleagues too, it must be extremely shocking. I hope the investigation will determine what happened,” she added.

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