Somme: his uneventful working day ends tragically under thousands of tons of grain

Somme: his uneventful working day ends tragically under thousands of tons of grain

A 50-year-old man met a disastrous fate on Tuesday August 2, 2022. Indeed, the latter lost his life after being buried under 6,500 tonnes of grain in an agricultural cooperative in the Somme, as reported by Le Courrier Picard .

The Calipso agricultural cooperative, located on the Crécy-en-Ponthieu site in the Somme department, was the scene of a terrible drama Tuesday, August 2, 2022. As reported The Courrier Picard that day, a 50-year-old man died at his workplace shortly before 4 p.m. In fact, the unfortunate victim was working around a silo full of grain. At this very moment, the door jammed, while the farm worker found himself crushed by the contents of the silo, ie 6,500 tonnes of grain.

In fact, the victim was buried before getting stuck between the door and the wall under the pressure of the grain. The employee of the agricultural cooperative was already dead when help arrived. Present at the scene of the incident at the time of the events, two of his colleagues narrowly avoided a similar fate, since they managed to get out of the silo in time. Injured and traumatized by these tragic events, the two workers, aged 59 and 48 respectively, were taken care of by the firefighters and transported to the hospital in Abbeville. Furthermore, the entire staff of the agricultural cooperative was particularly shocked by this tragedy.

Drama in an agricultural cooperative in the Somme: the scientific police dispatched to the scene of the incident

Firefighters from the Crécy-en-Ponthieu and Rue barracks, as well as the brigade specializing in clearing rescue, were dispatched to the scene of the tragedy.. In all, about twenty sappers went to the scene, but could only see the death of the 50-year-old employee. An investigation was subsequently opened to determine the exact circumstances of the incident. As such, the scientific team of the gendarmerie moved to the scene of the tragedy. In particular, she will have to find out the reason for the malfunction of the silo door.

Source: www.closermag.fr

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