Disaster at FC Lorient as Groundsman Dies After Lighting Rig Falls on HimPeter Houghton
Michael Moody sent me this story about a volunteer groundsman at FC Lorient, a Ligue 1 team in France who dies when a lighting rig fell on him after a match against, which is not far short of a local “derby” in North West France (Bretagne).
The rigs that we use to help regrow the grass on our fields after each match have become commonplace across our leagues in England. They’re brought onto the pitch after the match to provide floodlighting.
This is a tragic story about a man who suffered when the rig toppled over and landed on him. Reports suggest that despite the prompt arrival of the French Emergency Services, the 38-year old father of three succumbed to his injuries!