A worker in his sixties died Monday morning after the explosion of a tire of a construction machine from the quarries of Boulonnais at Ferques, in Pas-de-Calais, which extract limestone aggregates for the construction industry.
The victim was in cardio-respiratory arrest when the firefighters arrived, alerted at around 7:10 am, who could not save her despite the care provided. An investigation was opened by the Marquise gendarmerie. An autopsy should be performed to determine the circumstances of the death, according to the prosecution, quoted by La Voix du Nord.
"A violent and brutal loss of pressure"
According to the gendarmes, the tire of a construction machine, 10 meters long, used for excavation, exploded and fatally reached the victim. “The employee was carrying out a conventional maintenance operation on an installation support tire. A violent and brutal loss of pressure due to an unknown reason has projected the employee, "said in a statement the company, which set up a psychological unit" to support colleagues.
The Boulonnais quarries belong to the CB group, which produces materials for industry (steel, lime, sugar, glass, animal feed, etc.), construction (ready-mixed concrete, prefabrication) and public works. .