a worker dies on the Grand Paris Express construction site

    a worker dies on the Grand Paris Express construction site

    A 41-year-old man died after a fall into a crushing tank located 30 meters deep, on the construction site of the metro line 16 of the Grand Paris Express.

    A 41-year-old worker died Tuesday on the construction site of the metro line 16 of the Grand Paris Express in La Courneuve (Seine-Saint-Denis), after a fall in a grinding tank located 30 meters deep, a- we learned Thursday from the Bobigny prosecutor’s office. “An investigation is currently being carried out by the La Courneuve police station on the charge of manslaughter in the context of work,” said this source. The victim was an employee of the construction company Eiffage.

    The French group “is extremely affected by the death of one of its companions and stands alongside the family and all the teams of the sites concerned to support them”, told AFP a spokesperson for ‘Eiffage. This is the first death of a companion on the Grand Paris Express site, the Société du Grand Paris told AFP.

    The Grand Paris Express is a mega-project for a public transport network made up of four metro lines and intended to link the suburbs of Ile-de-France to each other. In 2019, the number of work accidents rose to 655,715 new recognized claims (+ 0.6% compared to 2018), according to Health Insurance figures.

    Construction remains the most accident-prone sector

    In its latest report (2017), the National Health Insurance Fund (Cnam), which only counts private sector employees, speaks of 530 employees who died at their workplace, not to mention the 264 cases of death on their way to work. or cases of suicides, ie more than 10 people each week in France, a “stable” figure.

    With an almost continuous decline for 20 years, the construction industry remains the most accident-prone sector, but recognized accidents have fallen by 29% for 10 years, while in the sectors of home help, nursing homes, interim and personal care (more than 97% of the activities carried out by women), they increased by 45% over the same period, according to Cnam.

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