The CEO of rail engineering firm Alstom Ferroviaria Michele Viale has been placed under investigation in the high-speed train crash that killed two drivers last Thursday, sources said Thursday night.
He is the sixth person to be placed under investigation after the five workers who were doing maintenance work at the points near Lodi which allegedly caused the crash.
They are accused of culpable negligence.
Experts appointed by prosecutors said they found an “electrical anomaly” in the part of the points.
The points had a faulty electrical component, Marco D’Onofrio, the head of the national rail safety agency, told a Senate committee on Thursday.