Asbestos in the dock

the Eternit trial report, Torino (Italy)

December 2009 Blog Posts (4)

FIELD REPORT - day #1 A resolved begin

December 10th, 2009. It's 10 AM. when the judge Giuseppe Casalbore gets in the maxi courtroom of the Palace of Justice of Turin, Italy, leading off the begin of the great Eternit trial.


It is not just the main lawsuit related to the asbestos epidemic worldwide but also a landmark in the knowledge of the asbestos danger and, we hope, a warning for a social responsible behaviour in the company managing in general.

The judge declares the…
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Added by Asbestos Victims Families Casale on December 14, 2009 at 4:00 — 4 Comments

«Le vittime Eternit chiedono giustizia»

Parenti da tutta Europa all'apertura del processo a Torino. Morti e malati a causa dell'amianto



Sono venuti in tanti. Da ogni angolo d'Europa dove l'amianto ha sparso morte. Sono venuti con la foto dei cari, con ansia di giustizia. Per dire che «ogni essere umano ha più valore di tutto l'amianto e il profitto al mondo» come recita lo striscione dell'Andeva, l'associazione francese delle vittime. Peppino Meloni ha 74 anni, un sorriso timido e le mani forti, arriva da Paray Le… Continue

Added by Mauro Ravarino on December 12, 2009 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Al via il processo Eternit: oltre 2 mila vittime dell'amianto

Un pool di avvocati da diversi Paesi per difendere i lavoratori. A giudizio i vertici della multinazionale

TORINO - Per la prima volta a Casale Monferrato si superano i 50 casi di mesotelioma in un anno. Non era mai successo. I dati sono ufficiosi, stime dell'Asl locale. «È sconfortante, ma speriamo sia il picco», commenta Bruno Pesce, coordinatore dell'associazione vittime dell'amianto, esorcizzando la paura che il peggio (previsto per il 2020) debba ancora venire. Lui è un uomo… Continue

Added by Mauro Ravarino on December 10, 2009 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

PUBLIC HEARING DAY #1 - READY? GO!

The mobilization for the first day of trial is started, there will be lots of us in Torino on December 10th, why don't you?



A DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF THE PALACE OF JUSTICE WILL HELD DURING THE TRIAL SESSION
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Coach bookings are already being accepted and we have 13 bus coming from different part of Italy. The friends from Paray le Monial (an Eternit plant in France) will come also, as well as a delegation of the ABEVA from Belgium (thanks Eric!), the… Continue

Added by Asbestos Victims Families Casale on December 9, 2009 at 2:30 — No Comments

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