Collapse in Florence, the prosecutor: 'Several critical issues on the construction site'

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Collapse in Florence, the prosecutor: 'Several critical issues on the construction site'

A construction site with “several critical issues” is that of via Mariti in Florence . That is, with problems that the Florence investigators noticed almost at a glance already in the first inspection after the collapse of February 16th. The chief prosecutor of Florence, Filippo Spiezia, said this when reporting that “the very empirical data we obtained from an initial inspection is that there were several critical issues, which we noted when we went to the construction site” for the new supermarket of the Esselunga.

On the dynamics of the collapse at the construction site in via Mariti “it is premature to say anything” but “the very empirical data we obtained from an initial inspection is that there were various critical issues, which we noticed when we went to the construction site”, Spiezia said in the meeting with the media without wanting to add anything else regarding the conditions of the construction site.

“It appears from initial checks carried out that for some “foreign” workers there was a condition of irregularity regarding their presence on the national territory”, “that said, the situation is different with regards to contractual positions and so on” which was the subject of subsequent investigations , Spiezia highlighted in reference to the investigations which “were limited to a mere correspondence between the position of these people and compliance with the rules on entry into the national territory”.

Meanwhile, the search continues for the last missing person among the eight workers involved in the collapse that occurred last Friday, at 8.52 am, on the construction site in via Mariti in Florence.
This is Bouzekri Rachimi, 56 years old, Moroccan. Four victims whose bodies were recovered between Friday and Saturday, three injured.

The problem is to match the names to the bodies , so a complex identification activity has also begun on what remains of these poor workers, who were overwhelmed by structures imposing in weight and concrete”, said prosecutor Spiezia, adding that the legal identification of the corpses from the construction site in via Mariti “was started with the help of experts and requires specific skills, including genetic ones because these bodies are truly in dramatic conditions”.

At the moment there are no suspects . However, the prosecutor said that the offices are about to receive the first reports from the various judicial police bodies after which there could be any guarantee registrations. “We are waiting to receive the first formal communications,” Spiezia said.

Among the rubble of the construction site, where an Esselunga supermarket is being built, the firefighters are working continuously and between yesterday and last night they removed the beam that gave way causing the chain collapse of the floors. An intervention that was necessary because, from what we learned, the beam was moving. Once removed, the search for the missing person was able to resume.

The young daughter of Mohamed Toukabri, 54, Tunisian, one of the victims of the collapse, went to the construction site. “Now we have to wait for recognition and then we will take him to Tunisia – said Rim Toukabri -. I am the daughter, my father's brother is inside and we only know that the body is in the hospital, in forensic medicine, but we know nothing how it went.”

Nardella: 'Now for answers or there will be a citizen riot'

“We must be strong, present, pressing to change what happens otherwise in the next tragedy there won't be some strike or protest: there will be a revolt of a fed-up citizenry, tired of inconclusive institutions, of an unresponsive politics. I'm sure that Florence , due to its importance and strength, can call all the political forces in the government and parliament to do something immediately, now. If we don't do it we will have a guilty conscience and we don't want it.” The mayor of Florence Dario Nardella declared this in the city council, regarding the tragic accident on the construction site in via Mariti.

Nardella, visibly shaken for long stretches, spoke of a “Florence that is still wounded. I hope that a strong and incisive message will arise from here to shake up the national institutions”. The mayor remembered the names of the dead workers and, he added, “it would be nice if Palazzo Vecchio exhibited the images of these people to remind Italy and the whole world that what happened must never happen because too often, too many times , after the words silence returns. Waiting for yet another new tragedy.”

“We have provided assistance to 11 family members of some of the victims and in addition we have provided assistance with overnight stays to 2 family members – clarified the mayor -. We have guaranteed everyone, from now until when necessary, every form of support and assistance”. Regarding the three workers who are in Careggi “we had the opportunity to speak with all 3, the feeling is that they are improving, also from what the doctors are telling us”.

The ASL: 'In January check on the construction site, no findings'

“This is classified as a large project because it has a significant economic volume. In these cases there is very frequent monitoring, our last check was conducted on January 12th and did not give rise to any findings. There had been others precedents because there is a very frequent systematic control”. Renzo Berti, director of the prevention department of the ASL Toscana Centro, said this regarding checks at the construction site in via Mariti in Florence where the collapse occurred last Thursday which overwhelmed 8 workers: four victims and one still missing in addition to three wounded. “In general – added Berti – subcontracting is a tool that allows for greater efficiency of activities and also greater speed of execution. It is not said that subcontracting in itself is evil, it may happen that there are subcontracting made with an inadequate criterion. But we found nothing on this.” According to what we learned, the next ASL audit was scheduled for March.

Landini: 'With Bombardieri on Wednesday in Florence'

On Wednesday 21 February “I will be in Florence, together with Pierpaolo Bombardieri” for a demonstration on the occasion of the two-hour nationwide strike proclaimed by CGIL and UIL, with the categories of builders and metalworkers, following the collapse on the supermarket construction site. The general secretary of the CGIL, Maurizio Landini, said this on “L'aria che tira” on La7. “The event will end right in front of the construction site,” he added.

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