Genoa – Two plates in memory of Bruno Casagrande, Mirko Vicini, Alessandro Campora, the three employees of the subsidiaries of the Municipality of Genoa Amiu and Aster who died in the collapse of the Morandi Bridge, on 14 August 2018, while they were carrying out their work. The ceremony in memory of them was held this evening. Present were the mayor Marco Bucci, the president of Amiu, Pietro Pongiglione, the CEO of Aster, Antonello Guiducci and the president of the Middle West Municipality Mario Bianchi.
At the end of the ceremony, which was attended by colleagues and relatives of the victims, the two commemorative plaques were discovered on the railroad wall that delimits the clearing. To bless the two marble tombstones Don Gian Piero Carzino, deputy director of the Chaplains of Labor and Chaplain of Amiu and Aster. The title of the plates was approved by the city council in August 2020.
Alessandro Campora, an Aster employee, was 55 years old and close to retirement. Bruno Casagrande, 57 years old, and Mirko Vicini, 31, were precarious in Amiu hired for a few weeks. They were working on the Ecological Island of Campi when they were hit by a pylon of the collapsed bridge. Casagrande had left his wife and two children. Vicini, whose body was last extracted from the rubble, was very close to his mother, Paola, one of the most active figures on the Committee for the memory of the victims of the Morandi bridge.
“It is our moral duty to keep the memory of August 14 alive in our hearts. In recent years – said Marco Bucci – we have done it and will do it in many ways. Today, with the uncovering of the plates in a symbolic place like the Clearing of Memory, we want to dedicate a particular tribute to Bruno, Mirko and Alessandro: three employees of subsidiaries of the Municipality of Genoa among the forty-three lives broken during the tragedy. We owe it to their memory, their families and our city “.
“I did not know Bruno and Mirko personally, I arrived in the company in 2019, but the affection of my colleagues and the sadness for their loss have been transmitted to me and I am sure they will never leave the great Amiu family. Certainly this does not give back. how absurdly it has been snatched from the affections, but it leaves us a great teaching that is the true value of people, of friendship and responsibility and this too I am sure that the company and its more than 1,700 employees carry it firmly in their minds “, said the president of Amiu Pietro Pongiglione.
For Aster, the president Enrico Vergani, underlines: “in remembering a travel companion who tragically left us, we collect and renew our commitment to work with renewed passion for make this place of remembrance a common space, a park, an area for children to play. Under the San Giorgio bridge we cry and remember our loved ones, but the future and hope are lit up ”.