A worker of 31 years died crushed Monday, September 9, by the fall of a crane on the site of a former coal power plant EDF Blénod-lès-Pont-à-Mousson (Meurthe-et-Moselle ), we learned from EDF.

The accident occurred around 3 pm on the site of a former coal-fired power plant at Blenod-lès-Pont-à-Mousson in Meurthe-et-Moselle, deconstruction for some years, according to EDF.

The crane, which was "Being put in place", suddenly "Dropped and struck a person who worked for a service provider" intervening on the site, it was explained, confirming information from the website of the regional daily East Republican.

The victim was then with an employee of EDF who was not physically touched, it was said. He was very shocked, but he was hospitalized, they added. The helpers, arrived quickly on the spot, "Could only see the death" of the victim.

Psychological cell

A psychological cell has been put in place, according to EDF. Five shocked people were taken care of by this cell, according to East Republican. An investigation has been opened, according to EDF.

Commissioned between 1963 and 1969, the Blénod-lès-Pont-à-Mousson coal-fired power plant was phased out between 1995 and 2014 and is currently being decommissioned, according to EDF.

It has been replaced by a gas-fired combined cycle power plant, built next door.

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