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FC Lorient is not prosecuted in the case of the death of a volunteer gardener on its lawn


The club will not be prosecuted after the death of Yohann Essirard, crushed by a light therapy lamp on December 20, 2020 on the

This tragedy had bereaved an entire region on December 20, 2020. During the Ligue 1 Lorient-Rennes derby, a 36-year-old man, who came to garden voluntarily, had accidentally lost his life at Moustoir, after a light therapy ramp fell.

The tragic death of Yohann Essirard had overshadowed the sport that day.

An investigation is still underway to determine the circumstances and responsibilities in this tragedy.

Finally, FC Lorient will not be prosecuted in this case as Le Télégramme wrote last week.

The horror at the end of the match Lorient - Rennes, a ramp of floodlights used for the maintenance of the lawn by light therapy fell on a gardener, who is in critical condition.

— Frétigné (@lfretigne) December 20, 2020

The trial in the fall?

According to the regional daily, only the Sportingsols company, which is responsible for maintaining the lawn of the Moustoir stadium, is sent back to correctional as a legal entity, as well as two of its members.

They will have to respond not to manslaughter, but, in particular, to involuntary injuries resulting in death by deliberate breach of a particular safety obligation.

Yohann Essirard, supporter of Stade Rennais, came to watch the match between his favorite team and Les Merlus before lending a hand to his brother, at the latter's request, after the match.

The trial could be held next fall.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-01-14

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