5 people died on major construction sites in Île-de-France, 141 investigations carried out

The labor inspectorate has carried out nearly 2,800 interventions on the sites of the future Olympic Games and the Grand Paris Express since 2019. Rallies are planned for this Friday to say a halt to work accidents. The City of Paris must unveil a plaque in memory of those who died at work.

Olympic Games, construction of the network of Grand Paris Express lines. Non-standard construction sites that have multiplied in recent years in the region with their batches of industrial accidents.

On construction sites linked to the Olympic Games, a report carried out in mid-October 2022 reported 87 work accidents, including 11 serious but none fatal. Regarding the Grand Paris Express, 5 people have died since 2020. The latest, a 22-year-old worker crushed by a falling concrete block on the site of the future Line 17, in Gonesse in Val-d’Oise.

The action of the Labor Inspectorate in terms of control is also significant on these two sites and is characterized between November 1, 2019 and April 21, 2023 by nearly 2,800 interventions and by 141 on-site work accident investigations.“, reads the press release.

During the meeting, the speakers presented the measures that will be taken to improve the systems aimed at guaranteeing the health and safety of all within these construction sites.adds the press release, without detailing these measures at this stage.

The government wants to organize a day dedicated to accidents at work. All Grand Paris Express sites could be stopped on May 10 and workers made aware of workplace safety.

Gatherings in memory ofworkers who died on the job take place this Friday, April 28 at the call of the CGT National Federation of Construction, Wood and Furniture to highlight the insecurity on the construction sites of the 2024 Olympics and Greater Paris.

A meeting is also organized at 10 a.m. in front of the Ministry of Labor in Paris then at the Labor Exchange this afternoon at the call of the CGT and debates are organized at the Labor Exchange from 2 p.m.

For its part, the City of Paris pays tribute for the first time to the victims of accidents at work and occupational diseases, by unveiling a plaque dedicated to the Labor Exchange. The town hall is committed to a “zero death at work” objective, and is preparing a charter that it hopes to have companies and unions adopt at the start of the school year.

A working meeting was organized last Wednesday, between several ministers, those of Labour, Sports, Transport and the City, and the owners of major projects in Île-de-France covering the perimeter of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (JOP 2024) and the Société du Grand Paris (SGP), for “take stock of the prevention of serious and fatal work accidents on these sites”the Department of Labor said in a statement.

This initiative is part of the action carried out “to deploy the 27 measures of the plan for the prevention of serious and fatal accidents at work“, he added. This 2022-2025 plan focuses on awareness and training.

2023-04-28 07:00:00

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