He’s understood to have worked there for two years without a contract or social security, and was paid 23 € for a 12-hour shift. The prosecution service is reported to be investigating a possible crime on the part of the company.
Frans Rilles had no chance of his severed arm being reattached as, according to the CCOO union, it was thrown out with the rubbish by his employer. It was later recovered by Civil Guard officers, but was too badly damaged by that stage to be reattached.
The union also claims the victim was dropped some 200 meters from the local hospital by the factory manager, and was left to make his own way to the emergency department. Still bleeding profusely, he is reported to have been picked up by a passerby and taken the rest of the way.