Assassinated on the job


I have received the umpteenth notification from Marco Bazzoni, workers representative for safety. In Italy, work is now worse than AIDS. Unemployment is a problem but in compensation it protects us from an early death.
A labourer working for the State Railway has been knocked down by a moving train. While using a pneumatic drill. And he couldn’t hear anything. Who sent him out to die on that railway line?
The term “fallen at work” is an outrage. Work doesn’t kill. It’s assassins that kill. With a first name and a surname. For lack of care. For greed. Let’s change the words. From now on, let’s say assassinated at work.

PS Elio Catania, the former president of the State Railway, was accompanied to the door for his bad results. With a golden handshake of seven million Euro. He’s back on track as a Board member of Banca Intesa – San Paolo. Best wishes to all his current account holders. Wonderful choice Passera. Wonderful choice.

Rome 19 January 2007 – “We want to know how it was possible that Massimo was alone working on an open track with a pneumatic drill that covered up the noise of arriving trains.”
On the basis of this question a committee has been formed to investigate the truth about the death of railway worker Massimo Romano. It is made up of workers and RSU and PLS delegates of all relevant trades unions, to cast light on the causes of the mortal accident that happened on 15 November near to Monterotondo station, on the Roma-Orte line.
Massimo Romano, labourer with RFI, aged 42, was knocked down by a train in transit, while he was working with a demolition drill on the tracks. This tool however has been found and taken into custody by the police. It was found far from the scene of the accident. In the early days it was said that his presence on the track was not in accordance with his duties. Among other things this is an element on which the magistracy is basing its investigation.
“We don’t want a veil of silence fed by the company to blur the conscience of the workers themselves and that memories of him get covered in dirt so that it is he who is considered responsible for the tragedy” – says Domenico Testa, RLS delegate of the Orsa Trades Union. He is one of the promoters of the initiative.
Stefano Pennacchietti, FILT-CGIL delegate continues “He was a mature and expert worker – and it is in fact not credible that he went on his own initiative to do some work. Our scope is to avoid this tragedy from falling into oblivion and to maintain the battle for security.
The number of accidents is on the increase even in the State Railways that should really be giving a positive and advanced model of work organisation and above all in terms of safety.”

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Looks like in this Global Economy idiots are paving the way to failure with golden gildings.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 23, 2007 05:25 PM

I think a major problem is Executive officers,Directors,Managers who are unfit and especially thel lack of expirence and training for their jobs, in the middle hard workers like Massimo Romano become victims.

Posted by: Abe Tsegaye | January 23, 2007 02:26 PM

Prince, I agree with you. Another great problem in Italy is also the lack of security training on the job, in spite of the 626 law. This law bind the employer, in addition to make a risk evaluation and to take precautionary steps to avoid injuries, the organization of special training courses to enable the employees to defend themselves against the risk of injuries.
Like many other laws in Italy, it remain a dead letter...

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | January 23, 2007 02:10 PM

I suppose asian countries are facing the same problem due to excess growth in population.

Posted by: Dedicated hosting | January 23, 2007 01:37 PM

You want to know why the number of accidents is increasing?
Is not only to blame on profits but also on managers unfit for their job.
Quality has a price and companies are always trying to trim down this cost because, according to some mental retarded accountants (which I will send to the gallows along with Saddam at the blink of an eye) cannot quantify good training, responsibility and experience.
A lot of times I had to shut up and listen to a stupid director which was stating that "we don't need that" then, with the precision of a swiss watch, the problem was showing up at the door and we had to spend the triple of the scheduled money to fix it.
Because of this expanding army of idiots, yes men and "paraculati" (read "Nepotism") industry looks to shrink costs and of course, following the inaccurate investigations made by those people, it hits the vital aspect of the work force.
Nowadays everybody works under stressed conditions, everything must be done now and all of us, to not lose that vital piece of bread, are unconsciously feeding this monster.
Today, very few companies evaluate experience and motivation.
I hope that everything will get back on track soon if we don't want to see those sad numbers to increase.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 22, 2007 06:43 PM

Comes to my mind the song "Svalutation" by Adriano Celentano.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 22, 2007 06:24 PM

assassinated č aulico> usare killed

Posted by: bemo mollica | January 22, 2007 05:26 PM

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