Italy unveils new plan to improve worker safety after construction site disaster

Rescue workers arrive at the scene of an accident at a construction site in Florence, Italy, Friday Feb. 16, 2024.
Rescue workers arrive at the scene of an accident at a construction site in Florence, Italy, Friday Feb. 16, 2024. Copyright Associated Press
By Giorgia Orlandi with Euronews
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Euronews correspondent Giorgia Orlandi reports on how the safety of Italian workers is once again at the centre of government debate.

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The deathof five construction workers on a building site in Florence in February has catapulted workplace safety to the forefront of Italian politics. 

In 2021, Italy registered the second-highest number of workplace victims in the EU after France, with the count expected to rise this year. 

Euronews correspondent Giorgia Orlandi travelled to Rome to report on new plans aimed at improving working conditions across the country. 

Watch the full report in the video above.

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