crane driver dies instantly

crane driver dies instantly
crane driver dies instantly

A dramatic work accident occurred on Tuesday June 18, 2024 on a construction site located in Villevieux, near Lons-le-Saunier (Jura), reports theFrance Media Agency. A 49-year-old man died while operating a 50-tonne crane. “A large metal beam fell on the crane, hitting the driver’s cabin”explains the mayor of the town of 700 inhabitants, Pascal Bouvier.

Emergency services were unable to do anything to save the worker who was working on the construction of an agricultural shed. One of his colleagues, aged 24, was also seriously injured in this accident. He was airlifted to Besançon University Hospital with a life-threatening condition.

An investigation entrusted to the gendarmes

“It’s extremely rare to see a beam fall on a crane cabin. I am very touched by this disaster and I am thinking of the families of these workers”entrusts the mayor to France 3 Burgundy . “I saw the metal structure lying down more and more. […] And the structure left, it hit against the arm of the crane. The crane fell. And when it fell, it bent the cabin”relates for his part the owner of the land where the tragedy took place.

An investigation was opened and entrusted to the gendarmerie to determine the exact circumstances of the accident. It will be carried out in conjunction with the labor inspectorate. In the meantime, construction equipment has been immobilized during investigations.

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