The civil court of Modena has quantified
the compensation in favor of the relatives of
two young workers who died
in the collapse of the
Haemotronic shed at
one and a half million euros
of Medolla (Modena), on 29 May 2012 during the earthquake in Emilia-Romagna, which the same company will have to provide (in large part the sum will be covered by the insurance).
The local press reported the news.
The sentence comes precisely in the days of the 10th anniversary of the earthquake and concerns the relatives of the 24-year-old Biagio Santucci (approximately one million euros will go to his mother, brothers and other family members) and of the 33-year-old Giordano Visconti (to his mother and brother half a million EUR).
While the criminal case for the collapse of the biomedical company, which overall caused the death of four workers, was filed in 2016, when the investigating magistrate stressed that Haemotronic complied with the rules, while the same rules were inadequate in the face of an event of the genre,
the civil court recognized Haemotronic's responsibility for the two deaths on the basis of article 2087 of the civil code.
The matter is that relating to job protection.
Basically, the Modenese court underlines, the mere inspection by an engineer to verify the usability of the shed was not enough to guarantee a reassessment of the risk by the company in the face of the earthquake of May 20, 2012 and of those that continued to be felt in the Modena area.
"The fact that - writes the judge - a few days before an earthquake occurred in the nearby area with dead and injured, constitutes, with respect to the seismic risk, precisely that fact to which the legislator reconnects the obligation to reassess the risk".
The judgment of viability, adds judge Michele Cifarelli, "does not represent a safety analysis nor does it replace it (...) it is not definitive, but temporary; finally, it does not