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Italy: accident in an explosives factory, three dead


An explosion occurred Monday, December 21 in an explosives factory for civilian use, located near Chieti, in central Italy. The accident, which killed at least three people, occurred in the early afternoon at the Esplodenti Sabino company, which manufactures explosives but also deals with defusing bombs, mines or other explosive projectiles , indicates the site of the company. According to Filippo Marinucci, mayor of Casalbordino, the small town near Chieti where this establishment is located, the three deceased people were working in the factory at the time of the tragedy. The site has around a hundred employees.

Many ambulances were dispatched to the scene and rail and road links in this area were cut, said the Italian news agency AGI.

74 dead in fireworks factories since 2000

For trade unionist Paolo Capone, general secretary of the UGL (an Italian union for workers), and Gianna De Amicis, also a member of the UGL, this accident is “unacceptable”. “It is essential to step up efforts to strengthen controls and safety training, especially for jobs at high risk of accidents, to stop these massacres once and for all,” they said, according to reports. by the Italian daily The XIX Century.

According to Codacons, a consumer association, the three deaths from this explosion bring to 74 the number of victims in fireworks factories in Italy since 2000.

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