Coopegas owners arrested, whose bottling plant exploded and killed 11 people


Prosecutor’s Office says they determined negligence, human and mechanical failure because the three safety valves that would have prevented the fire did not respond.   Several of the executives of the Coopegas liquefied petroleum gas plant were arrested on Monday, whom the Public Ministry accuses of causing the death of 11 people by negligence at the station of that company in the municipality of Licey al Medio, in Santiago, occurred on Saturday, October 3 of this year. The detainees are Héctor Ramón Vásquez Sandoval, general manager; Aurilio Concepción, president; Roberto Antonio Polanco, operations manager, and Emilio Yan, manager of the affected station. The Santiago prosecutor, Francisco Núñez, maintained that they determined negligence, human failure, and mechanical failure after completing the investigative process. The three safety valves that would have prevented the fire did not […]

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