Gagny: a worker dies after the load of a crane falls

A worker was killed this Friday afternoon on a housing construction site, located avenue du President Pompidou in Gagny. Another man was also injured. About fifteen firefighters and five trucks were dispatched to the site to help the victims. According to the Paris Fire Brigade (BSPP), the man died after being injured by a fall from a load that was hooked to the construction crane.

“I heard a big boom”

“I heard a big boom, I went to the window to see what was going on, and there I saw workers running around. The firefighters and gendarmes then arrived, ”testifies a neighbor who lives near the scene of the accident. A four-storey building with 32 apartments is to be built by Cie Foncière Argonne on this plot along the N 302.

This Friday evening, we were unable to reach the promoter to find out the precise causes of the accident.

On Thursday, a worker was also injured in Saint-Denis after falling 3 meters on the roof of the Education House of the Legion of Honor. He had to be taken care of by the reconnaissance and intervention group in perilous environment (GRIMP) of the BSPP before being evacuated to the hospital. In June 2019, a construction crane had also crashed into a building under construction in Noisy-le-Grand without causing any casualties.

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