59 people have been put on trial for the collapse of the Genoa Bridge

59 people have been put on trial for the collapse of the Genoa Bridge

On Thursday, April 7th, 2022, a judge ordered 59 defendants to stand trial for the collapse of a bridge.

In 2018, a bridge, located in Italy near a port city, collapsed. The collapse was caused by a violent rainstorm in the area, which caused a large section of the bridge to break off. The collapse killed forty-three people and caused trucks and cars to fall onto the ground.

AP news says, “Forty-three people were killed when a large section of the Morandi Bridge broke off during a violent rainstorm on Aug. 14, 2018.”

Reportedly, the trial will begin on July 7th, 2022, in the Genoa courthouse. The people who will be standing trial are the former CEO of a company that managed Italy’s highways and bridges; and multiple workers who worked for Italy’s transport and infrastructure ministry.

Italy’s Rai state TV says, “trial will begin July 7.”

Prosecutors have claimed that corners were cut on maintenance to save money. Additionally, it was revealed that the designer for the bridge recommended maintenance checks in order to prevent parts of the bridge from rusting.

corners were cut on maintenance to save money,” argued the prosecutors.