Fatal work accident: a man found unconscious under a forklift in Varennes

Fatal work accident: a man found unconscious under a forklift in Varennes
Fatal work accident: a man found unconscious under a forklift in Varennes

A man, found lifeless under a forklift in the middle of the night in Varennes in Montérégie, lost his life.

Emergency services were called around 2:15 a.m. on Sunday to intervene on Chemin de la Baronnie after a man in his 50s was found unresponsive under a forklift.

Transported to a hospital, he was pronounced dead there.



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A man died crushed under a forklift during a fatal work accident that occurred in the exterior courtyard of a company on Chemin de la Baronnie in Varennes, around 2:30 a.m., Sunday June 23, 2024. PASCAL GIRARD / AGENCE QMI

Thus, around 3:30 a.m., the Commission for Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work (CNESST) went to AirSolide, an inflatable boat design company, since it would be of a work accident.



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Firefighters and police were also called to the scene. For the moment, the CNESST has not yet opened an investigation.

“[Il est] far too early to raise causes or different hypotheses in relation to this accident. We have information to collect. We also have people to meet,” Nicolas Bégin, spokesperson for the CNESST, told TVA Nouvelles.

However, we have confirmed that the use of this forklift is prohibited until further notice since it is one of the things to be checked.

AirSolide will not comment on the event as all employees are in mourning.

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