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A company and its leaders in corrections for the death of a volunteer at the Lorient stadium

2022-01-14T12:23:31.862Z

The sports floor maintenance company Sportingsols and two of its leaders will be tried in September in Lorient, for the death in December 2020, at the...



The sports floor maintenance company Sportingsols and two of its leaders will be tried in September in Lorient, for the death in December 2020, at the Lorient stadium, of a volunteer crushed by a heated gantry intended for the treatment of the lawn.

The Vendée company, a subsidiary of the Papin group, and its two leaders are summoned before the criminal court on September 19, 2022 at 1:30 p.m., announced Friday January 14 the prosecutor of Lorient Stéphane Kellenberger.

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The SNC Sportingsols Entretien is accused of the offense of manslaughter by a legal person, in the context of work

," said the magistrate in an email. The company and its two managers will also be tried for "

the offense of carrying out concealed work with regard to several people, the offense of making workers available, work equipment without information or training, in addition the offense of providing workers with work equipment that does not allow their safety to be preserved

“, according to the same source. An investigation for manslaughter and involuntary injuries in the context of work had been entrusted to the Morbihan police after the death of a 36-year-old man on December 20, 2020, after the Ligue 1 match Lorient-Rennes, in Moustoir stadium.

The victim was the brother of a member of the Sportingsols team, the club's lawn maintenance provider.

For each match, three employees of the company responsible for maintaining the lawn could each invite a relative.

At halftime, the volunteer could tread the lawn to help restore the clods of earth, to fill the holes, according to a spokesperson for the company interviewed at the time of the events.

The drama took place a few minutes after the match, while the Rennes substitutes were still cleaning up on the pitch.

Source: lefigaro

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