In the Var, a grape picker was, this Monday, September 13, in “serious condition” after his arm was caught in a grape pump causing very significant damage. He was, according to the last elements, between life and death.
The accident occurred on the morning of Monday, when the grape picker who works in the Saint-Hilaire d’Ollières wine estate, in the Var, had his arm caught in the machine, used to transfer fragile fruits such as grapes.
A propeller system allows the transfer of fruit. It was in this propeller that the harvester had his arm blocked and then crushed, resulting in very serious lesions.
Faced with the very serious condition of the victim, the latter was helicoptered to the Sainte-Anne military hospital in Toulon (Var). “Its vital prognosis is engaged” explained a firefighter in Var Matin. The gendarmerie announced for its part to open an investigation to determine the causes of this accident.