Fatal work injury in Stukely-Sud

News 17 August, 2017
  • Marika Simard

    Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 20:13

    Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 20:13

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    STUKELY-SUD – A work-related accident has claimed the life Tuesday afternoon, an employee of the company Excavation Normand Jeanson, Stukely-Sud, in Estrie. The death of Frédéric Mailloux, a 38-year-old, has been found in the vicinity of 15 h.

    According to the preliminary information of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the man walked around to the foot on the ground when he was hit by a truck, which attempted to unload its cargo. Upon the arrival of the emergency services, the man succumbed to his injuries severe.

    The SQ has opened an investigation to ensure that it is a mere accident and not a criminal act. The standards Commission, equity, health and safety in the workplace (CNESST) has also deployed inspectors on Tuesday and Wednesday to collect evidence and secure the premises.

    Employees with a tight weave

    The quarantine of the employees of this family-owned company explain even bad circumstances. In shock, some employees have not had the strength to return to work on Wednesday. “For Fred, in solidarity, we have decided to open despite it all. Anyway, we prefer to be together than be alone in the house, we are a big family,” said Michael Jeanson, the owner of the company.

    For the most part, it has been impossible to close the eye of the night. “Social workers came to meet us. The majority of the employees were on the scene when it happened. They are several to be in a state of shock,” he added.

    Excavation Normand Jeanson specializes in general excavation and bulk transport in the past 35 years. Michael Jeanson took over the company from his father in 2005.