Accident at work yesterday in a farm in Piazza Armerina, in the province of Enna where a 43-year-old man, while he was working, ended up with his leg stuck in a machine to peel almonds.
Firefighters and helicopter rescue arrived
To free it it was necessary the intervention of the firefighters who cut the metal sheets. A rescue helicopter was sent from the 118 station in Caltanissetta. The doctors, after stabilizing the patient, transported him to the emergency room of the Sant’Elia hospital.
Leg fractured in several places, subjected to surgery
The tests showed that the leg is fractured in several places. The man underwent an operation performed by orthopedists and vascular surgeons. His conditions are stable.
Worker killed by a plate of 50 quintals in Lombardy
And unfortunately the news regarding accidents at work, often fatal, is almost daily.
A worker died after being crushed by a fifty quintal casting plate.
It happened this morning in a company in Pontevico, a town in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy.
Colleagues immediately notified the rescue but for the man, who was just 31 years old, there was nothing to do.
On the spot, in addition to the ambulances, the carabinieri, the technicians of the ATS (Health Protection Agency), and a team of firefighters intervened.
Worker who died electrocuted in Sicily a few days ago
On 20 August the last farewell was held, with the celebration of the funeral, in Militello in Val di Catania, to Nicolò Caruso, 60, the specialized worker of the Sirti Energia company, who was electrocuted on 11 August while performing a repairs on a medium voltage line in Caltagirone.
The Caltagirone prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal case by registering the heads of the giant E-Distribuzione and two residents in the district where the intervention was carried out in the register of suspects. A tragedy that has deeply shaken the communities of Caltagirone and Militello.
In Palermo, the commemoration of 5 workers who died in 1989
On 30 August the CGIL Palermo and the Fillea CGIL Palermo recalled the massacre of 33 years ago at the “Renzo Barbera” stadium with a deposition of a wreath on the site of the fatal accident in which five workers lost their lives. On 30 August 1989, the collapse of the grandstand then under construction for the 1990 World Cup caused the death of 5 workers between the ages of 28 and 31, Antonino Cusimano, Serafino Tusa, Giovanni Carollo, Giuseppe Rosone and Gaetano Palmeri, who were overwhelmed and crushed by tons of iron and steel. And he left an indelible mark on the whole city.CopyAMP code
“No more deaths at work”
The trade unions have been carrying out an awareness campaign for some time, because deaths at work are too frequent on our island, while all workers should operate in safe conditions.
The trade unions do not hesitate to speak of a “war bulletin”.
Sicily in ninth place for fatal accidents at work
According to the data provided by Inail, and revised by the Vega Engineering Observatory, Sicily is in ninth place among the Italian regions with 22 fatal injuries in the first half of this year, with an incidence, on national numbers, of 6, 4 percent.
In practice, the same number of deaths as in the first half of 2021 was confirmed but with a much higher incidence rate on national cases (which at the time was still at 5 percent). This is due to the fact – explains Fillea Palermo – that in Italy fatal accidents at work have dropped by 14 percent, while in Sicily the statistics have been confirmed.