15 Apr '11, 10pm

ThyssenKrupp boss sentenced for Italian plant deaths: ROME : An Italian court on Friday sentenced German steelma...

ThyssenKrupp boss sentenced for Italian plant deaths: ROME : An Italian court on Friday sentenced German steelma...

ROME : An Italian court on Friday sentenced German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp's director-general in Italy to 16.5 years in jail for the deaths of seven workers after a fire at its Turin plant in December 2007. Harald Espenhahn was convicted by a court in Turin in the north of the country of "voluntary homicide", a first in Italy for a workplace accident. Seven workers died days and weeks after suffering severe burns when a fire broke out at the steel plant's thermal treatment department. The fire was one of the worst in Italy and sparked a public debate over health and safety regulations. Four other executives were convicted of complicity by carelessness and sentenced to 13.5 years in prison, and a fifth received a 10-year jail term. ThyssenKrupp was also fined one million euros. The steelmaker called the verdict against Espenhahn "incomprehensible and in explicable", in a st...

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channelnewsasia.com 15 Apr '11, 10pm

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straitstimes.com 16 Apr '11, 10am

A man believed to be the husband of the woman and father of the girl who died, sobbing at the scene yesterday. The family ...