130 injuries, of which 17 serious, recorded on construction sites carried out by the Olympic delivery company

“Olympic construction sites are five times less prone to accidents than the average in the construction sector,” assures the Elysée, upstream of the Olympic and Paralympic Council.


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A worker works on the site of the Olympic village of Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis), April 24, 2023. (CAROLINE PAUX / HANS LUCAS / AFP)

While Emmanuel Macron participates in an Olympic and Paralympic Council (COP) on Wednesday 19 July, the Elysée wants to reassure the safety at work of the employees of the construction sites linked to the Olympic Games. “With 130 accidents, 17 of which were serious, Olympic construction sites are five times less prone to accidents than the construction industry average”assures the Elysée, confirming an assessment of the World.

According to the newspaper, no fatal accidents have been recorded by Solideo, the public body responsible for the construction of the Paris 2024 Olympic facilities. On June 16, a worker, Amara Dioumassy, he died on that of the Austerlitz basin, which aims to open the Seine to swimming.

Social charter for occupational safety

The issue of occupational injuries related to the 2024 Olympic construction sites will have to be addressed during the Olympic and Paralympic Council, Wednesday, at the Elysée, among other topics such as the diplomatic posts of the Games or the opening ceremonies.

A social charter was voted in November by the Paris Council to set the capital as an example in job security. Over the past two years, Solideo has been responsible for several large-scale projects, including the creation of the Olympic village in Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen and on Ile-Saint-Denis, as well as a Seine water purification project. They are all to be completed by the end of 2023.

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