THE FC Lorient volunteer who was struck by a falling lighting structure after Sunday’s game against Rennes has died.
The man, 38, was in critical condition after the light bar fell onto the pitch as he undertook his post-match duties following 3-0 defeat to Rennes
It has now been confirmed the man, yet to be named but claimed to be a father of three by local media, has passed away as a result of his injuries.
The ‘very serious’ incident occurred at around 7pm on Sunday, shortly after Lorient’s 3-0 home defeat to Rennes.
The man was said to be undertaking his duties after the final whistle when the floodlight ramp, used for pitch maintenance, collapsed on him.
Doctors immediately performed cardiac ‘massage’ on the Lorient volunteer, with pictures showing an ambulance on the field with staff gathered around.
He was taken to a local hospital for further treatment after 45 minutes.
But the man passed away in hospital after failing to recover from his injuries.
Brazilian left-back Dalbert, on loan at Rennes from Inter Milan, reportedly saw the incident and was ‘greatly shocked’.
Source: the sun