Asbestos in the dock

the Eternit trial report, Torino (Italy)

February 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Schmidheiny reacts to the sentence: "unfounded claims and serious violations of legal procedure"

We remind the reader that Mr. Schmidheiny had the chance to rebut the charges - for more than two years - directly in the trial but has always refused to appear before the courts of Turin.

Incomprehension at…


Added by Asbestos Victims Families Casale on February 20, 2012 at 18:30 — 2 Comments

Eternit Asbestos Executives Condemned!

The verdict handed down on February 13, 2012 by the Turin court was a historic indictment of the behaviour of corporate executives who sanctioned the use of dangerous working parties in the pursuit of profit.

Stephan Schmidheiny and Jean-Louis de Cartier de Marchienne were found guilty of crimes which led to the asbestos-related deaths of thousands of Italians.

After waiting for over three decades to see justice done, the verdict – 16 years in jail and…


Added by Laurie Kazan-Allen on February 16, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Victory for the victim's

Cara Romana, cara Daniela, Caro Bruno, Caro Nicola, cari tutti a Casale

Purtroppo, abbiamo dovuto lasciarvi per tornare qui in Belgio testimoniare di vostro vittoriosa lotta. Oggi siamo invitati a esprimere davanti a una commissione del senato belga nostri desideri per migliorare il fondo amiante creato cinque anni fa per le vittime di questa "malpolvere".

Sappiamo il lungo e duro combattimento che è stato il vostro : dolori, sofferenza, visi spariti tutto al lato del percorso.…


Added by Eric Jonckheere on February 16, 2012 at 12:17 — No Comments

Asbestos factory owners jailed for 16 years over safety measures,

Campaigners have welcomed the jailing for 16 years of two former owners of one of the world’s biggest asbestos…


Added by Asbestos Victims Families Casale on February 15, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Long-awaited Eternit asbestos verdict expected soon

Will the judgement be guilty or not guilty in the ‘asbestos trial’ of the owners of the company Eternit, in Casale Monferrato, Italy?

After a two-year trial, a verdict is finally expected to be delivered by a court in Turin, in Europe’s biggest environmental health case.

Two asbestos industrialists face a possible 20 years in prison if convicted on charges they failed to protect workers of their company.

Nicola Pondrano, an ex-Eternit worker, said: “We call it dust in…


Added by Asbestos Victims Families Casale on February 11, 2012 at 14:54 — No Comments

The eyes of the world are on Casale - 23 buses from Casale to the Turin hearing

While waiting for the verdict, retired math and science teacher Giovanni Condolo, remembers a tour at the Ronzone plant where he was taking one of his classes from Ticineto on a school trip.

The story was posted on Facebook yesterday: ‘The managers welcomed us and took us round the facilities’.

Then they got annoyed when a girl asked them how many people who worked at Eternit ever reached retirement age. The teacher asked the girl why she was…


Added by Niccolò Bruna on February 10, 2012 at 18:30 — 2 Comments

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The film Dust, the great asbestos trial is a feature documentary on the trial and the state of the art of asbestos ban in the world. Read more about it or watch it in steraming online on RSI, switzerland tv (italian version only).


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