Eleven ex-Pirelli managers convicted over asbestos deaths

Victim's relatives cheer

(ANSA) - Milan, July 15 - A Milan court on Wednesday convicted 11 former Pirelli managers of culpable homicide over the deaths of some 20 workers caused by tumours linked to exposure to asbestos. The workers were employed at Milan plants in the 1970s and 1980s. The ex-managers were handed prison sentences of up to seven years, eight months. Several relatives of victims who were in the court cheered and two associations admitted as civil plaintiffs in the trial displayed banners. "We showed that when you are united, you can win," they said. "This time the bosses have been convicted".
   

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