GENOA. The sensors that were supposed to monitor the Morandi bridge, the viaduct that collapsed on 14 August 2018 causing the death of 43 people, were not placed “maliciously” despite having been cut in 2015 during some works and supported by Cesi in 2017. This is the new accusation that emerges from the papers of the investigation. In particular, prosecutors Massimo Terrile and Walter Cotugno together with the adjunct Paolo D’Ovidio, also contested “the removal or willful omission of precautions against accidents at work”. This challenge will shift the jurisdiction from a single judge to the college.
Furthermore, the new crime hypothesis provides that in the event that a disaster or an injury occurs due to removals or omissions, the penalty is from three to 10 years. Also in the appraisal of the experts of the investigating judge on the causes of the collapse, as part of the second probative incident, it was emphasized that “the Cesi recommendations for the installation of a permanent dynamic monitoring system with the specific threshold levels’.
Those sensors, according to the reconstruction of the financiers of the first group coordinated by Colonel Ivan Bixio, a year before the break had provided the data with which the document was drawn up in 2014 in which it was written that the Morandi bridge was at “risk of collapse”, the only viaduct in Italy to bear that wording. For the investigators, that document would show that the company was aware of the risks and did nothing. A circumstance that could lead to the dispute of the possible fraud and no longer to a culpable dispute.