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Tarn: a business manager sentenced to a suspended sentence after the fatal fall of one of his employees

A Tarn company manager was found guilty of the death of his employee, who fell from a basket in October 2019, reports France Bleu Occitanie on Thursday.

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A Tarn business manager was given a three-month suspended prison sentence by the Albi Criminal Court for security breaches after the death of one of his employees on October 10, 2019, reports France Bleu Occitanie on Thursday 13 January. His company was sentenced to a fine of 10,000 euros, including 5,000 suspended.

This 57-year-old man was working on a construction site in Almayrac, to remove the roof and the frame of a hangar, without being attached, without wearing a helmet, and fell from a basket that was not up to standard.

During the trial on November 25, 2021, the lawyer for the business manager, Maître Philippe Pressecq, had requested the release of his client and considered that “the death of the victim [découlait] in reality of his refusal to wear the helmet and the harness even though this equipment was at his disposal and the instructions [du patron] were good to wear them”.