A worker died tragically on a construction site in Val d'Isère, in Savoie, on Monday.

The man, aged around fifty, was partially buried, reports France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

The accident occurred around 9:30 am at the arrival station of the Bellevarde chairlift.

According to

Le Dauphiné Libéré

, the worker was installing water pipes.

An open investigation

Emergency services were immediately alerted.

Prior to their arrival, the victim's colleagues extracted her.

Firefighters and rescuers from the PGHM of Modane and Bourg-Saint-Maurice were dispatched to the scene of the accident, in particular by helicopter. 

Despite their efforts, the 50-year-old could not be revived.

He died on the spot.

The Albertville prosecutor's office has opened an investigation, indicates France Bleu Pays de Savoie.

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