Turin judge convicts 6 ex-Teksid managers in asbestos case
15 ex-workers dead and 2 ill, plant suction systems inadequate15 March, 19:29
Fifteen ex-employees have died and another two have become ill due to mesothelioma, a rare cancer found to be linked to asbestos-exposure, or other tumors.
The judge blamed the ex-managers for suction systems in the Turin facilities that were not up to norm, which may have caused asbestos exposure during the 1978-1989 period.
The six ex-managers received prison sentences ranging from one to five years.