News Man (45) dies after falling into a gravel pit

Man (45) dies after falling into a gravel pit

Updated May 19, 2020 12:30 pm

Work accident

On Monday, two workers were busy preparing for blasting in a gravel pit in Charmey FR. One of them fell so badly that he died.

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A 45-year-old man injured himself on Monday with preparations for blasting work.

Cantonal police of Freiburg

The work accident occurred in Charmey in Freiburg.

The work accident occurred in Charmey in Freiburg.

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The cantonal police have started investigations into the course of the accident.

The cantonal police have started investigations into the course of the accident.

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  • A 45-year-old man lost his life in an accident at Chermey in Freiburg.
  • He was seriously injured by falling into a gravel pit.
  • The cantonal police have launched an investigation into the accident.

The cantonal police in Freiburg had to move out on Monday morning due to an accident at work. Two workers were busy preparing for blasting in a gravel pit in Charmey FR. One of the two fell into the gravel pit for unknown reasons and injured himself on boulders that were at the bottom of the pit. The second worker immediately alerted the rescue workers. They provided first aid on site.

The 45-year-old worker from the canton of Obwalden was then flown to a hospital with Rega. The man succumbed to his injuries on Monday evening, as reported by the Cantonal Police in Freiburg on Tuesday. The prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation to determine the circumstances of the accident.

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