He had been working for about a year in a textile company, Orditura Luana, in the province of Prato, in Oste di Montemurlo. This morning she died at the age of 22, ending up inside the warping machine, the machine that makes it possible to prepare the vertical structure of the canvas that constitutes the weft of the fabric. She was also called Luana D’Orazio, a young worker and also a young mother of a 5-year-old child. He lived in Pistoia, with his parents and brother. According to an initial reconstruction, the 22-year-old was caught in the roller of the machinery she was working on and was then dragged. Next to her was a colleague, turned from behind: when he turned around he saw what had happened, but reported that “he had not heard cries for help”.
The alarm went off immediately, as well as the brigades, carabinieri and health workers arrived on the spot, but the rescue was in vain. The technicians of the ASL Toscana center also intervened: they seized machinery and the surrounding area for the verification of safety devices. The judiciary has ordered the autopsy. Between Prato and Pistoia it is the second fatal injury in a textile company this year: on February 2 Sabri Jaballah, 23, had lost his life crushed by a press in Montale. The trade unions CGIL, CISL and UIL of Prato also recall this, organizing a “strong mobilization action” for Friday. On the causes await the investigations of the judiciary but in the meantime, they underline, one cannot “fail to note that even today people die for the same reasons and in the same way as fifty years ago: for being crushed in a machine, for falling from a roof Nothing seems to have changed, despite the technological development of machinery and safety systems.
It is as if technology stops at the threshold of factories and large rooms. Where people continue to die and where, too often, security continues to be considered only a cost “. The mayor of Montemurlo, Simone Calamai, says” dismay “:” Covid and pandemic risk making us lose sight of the problem of deaths on the of “a great sense of injustice, of anger and immense pain” speaks Alessandro Tomasi, mayor of Pistoia, whose thought “goes to the mother and father of this girl, to the little son she leaves and to her brother”. you can die on the job at any age “, the words of the governor Eugenio Giani according to which this tragedy” calls once again to everyone’s responsibility “.” Dying like this is not acceptable “states the general secretary of Uil Pierpaolo Bombardieri,” a another tragedy that pains us, that’s enough “, the comment of the general secretary of the CISL Luigi Sbarra.