(ANSA) - Rome, December 4 - Italian President Giorgio
Napolitano stressed the importance of industrial safety measures
and fire prevention Wednesday amid shock over the deaths of
seven Chinese garment workers in a blaze in the northern city of
Prato at the weekend.
"Activities to predict and prevent industrial risks to
benefit workers and companies have special importance, as they
offer an unreplaceable wealth of specialist skills, tested on
the field and refined with permanent training, with the goal of
combining the requirements of production and development with
the protection of human life and health," Napolitano said in a
message on national fire-fighter day.
Four Chinese citizens are under investigation after
Sunday's deadly factory fire.
Prosecutors are investigating a garment business owner and
his three managers on suspicion of multiple manslaughter,
failing to follow safety procedures, and exploiting illegal
workers, judicial sources said.