Site inspection at Amap plant to reconstruct Casteldaccia disaster

A meticulous reconstruction of the last moments before the terrible tragedy is what the Prosecutor’s Office of Termini Imerese wants to reconstruct through the evidentiary incident that should be carried out next week at the construction site of state road 113 in Casteldaccia, where 5 workers (Epifanio Alsazia, Roberto Raneri, Ignazio Giordano, Giuseppe Miraglia, and Giuseppe La Barbera) died on May 6, and another is still hospitalized in serious condition. This could also lead to a breakthrough in better understanding the dynamics and above all the responsibilities of this work massacre. The impression is that, once this work is completed, the list of names on the register of suspects may lengthen.

At the moment, only Nicolò Di Salvo, 67 years old, owner of Quadrifoglio Group Srl, the company from Partinico that subcontracted the tender to unclog the sewers on the Casteldaccia highway, remains under investigation. But as investigators continue to dig through the mountain of documents found inside the company on Via Milano in Partinico, there are also two other companies involved: Tek Infrastructures from San Cipirello, which had won the contract, and the client, Amap, the municipal company that manages the sewage service in Casteldaccia. The reconstruction of what happened inside the sewage collection tank, with the likely inspection of technicians appointed by the Prosecutor’s Office and any traces that may be found, remains a focal point of the investigation. With the hope that the already heavy toll of victims does not worsen. The conditions of Domenico Viola, a 62-year-old worker from Partinico, are still serious. In the intensive care unit of the Policlinico, directed by Professor Antonino Giarratano, the patient continues his weaning from controlled ventilation and is stable in terms of other vital parameters and neurological function. For doctors, however, he remains “highly fragile and therefore it is not yet possible to predict his outlook, especially for respiratory function and infection control.”

Several factors were decisive in preventing the sixth worker on the construction site from losing his life as well. Primarily because he inhaled a smaller dose of harmful gas than his less fortunate colleagues. And then crucial were the rescues both on site by firefighters and emergency medical services, and then at the hospital. “The doctors and nurses, and the high technology and high competence and specialization of the intensive care unit of the hospital have led to hope today,” says the director of the intensive care unit of the Policlinico, Professor Antonino Giarratano. “Work accidents – adds the extraordinary commissioner of the Policlinico, Maria Grazia Furnari – are devastating tragedies. I want to convey all my support at this difficult time to the patient and his family and to all the families affected by this dramatic loss. I would like to express my profound gratitude to the doctors and health care workers who are treating the patient for their commitment, dedication, and professionalism.”

Sopralluogo nell’impianto Amap per ricostruire la sciagura di Casteldaccia

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