Funeral Luigi Coclite, who died on the construction site in Florence. The priest: “Have the courage to call them murders”

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Funeral Luigi Coclite, who died on the construction site in Florence. The priest: “Have the courage to call them murders”
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Collapse of the Esselunga construction site in Florence

The funeral in Collesalvetti (Livorno) of Luigi Coclite, the worker from Abruzzo who died in the collapse of the construction site of the Esselunga supermarket in Florence. The parish priest: “A thousand deaths a year cannot all be accidents, someone must take the responsibility of calling them murders.”

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The funeral of Luigi Coclite, the worker who died in the collapse of the attics on the construction site of the Esselunga supermarket in Florence, was held this morning, February 24th. The final farewell to the 59-year-old, the only Italian of the five victims of the accident in Via Mariti which occurred on 16 February, took place in the church of San Jacopo in Vicarello, a hamlet of Collesalvetti, in the province of Livorno.

“I won't say any words about Florence. But if there are around 1000 workplace accidents a year, these 1000 deaths cannot all be accidents but someone must take the responsibility of calling them murders .” These are the words pronounced by Don Roberto Canali during the homily.

The priest is a friend of the Coclite family, he himself officiated the 59-year-old's wedding 25 years ago with Simona, the woman with whom he had two children, Lucrezia and Alessio. Also concelebrating with him at the funeral were Don Antonio Ratti, parish priest of Vicarello.

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At the same time as the funeral , at 10 this morning in Montorio, her hometown in the Teramo area and where her mother and brother live, she stopped:

Silence and a minute of contemplation – Mayor Fabio Altitonante told Adnkronos – and then flags at half-mast in all the public buildings of the Municipality for a drama that hit us straight in the heart. Institutions, schools, fellow citizens, business owners, political, social and productive organizations and associations participated in the city's mourning which we proclaimed by observing a moment of contemplation and respect”.

Together with Coclite in the tragedy in Florence, four North African workers, one Tunisian and three Moroccans lost their lives, while three others were injured.

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