The two construction workers were undocumented but contact has been established between the consulates of Morocco and France to reach their families.
Rabat – Two Moroccan workers died in Seine-Saint-Denis, France, on Saturday, June 8 after falling from an unhooked construction scaffold, reported the French newspaper LeParisien.
Despite efforts to revive them, the two men could not be resuscitated.
A tenant told LeParisien ”There was a deafening noise around 9:30 am. I saw a cloud of smoke,… and when I went out, I saw a man on the ground, his eyes were open. The other gentleman was a little further.”
The two Moroccan construction workers were undocumented according to an early investigation. Both men were identified and contact was established between the consulates of Morocco and France to reach the families of the two victims.
The height of the fall has yet to be determined, but it is speculated that the victims could have fallen as far as 18 stories.
The owner of the building decided to suspend the worksite until all the scaffolds were inspected, according to a report by France Bleu.
In a Facebook post published by the French recruiting agency, Plaine Commune Habitat, the Mayor of Epinay-Sur-Seine, Herve Chevreau, and the president of the agency, Laurent Russier, expressed their condolences following the accident. “Our thoughts are with the families of the victims.”