Eight People Charged over Plat Hydro-Power Plant Disaster

Total Croatia News

ZAGREB, June 11, 2019 – Eight men have been suspected of jeopardising public safety and doing hazardous construction works, which resulted in the death of three workers of the Dubrovnik hydro-power plant Plat in January, according to a press release issued by the Dubrovnik County police directorate on Monday.

Media outlets have reported that one of the two suspects is a member of the HEP power provider’s management board and another was a former director in that company.

The police stopped short of identifying the suspects.

The two prime suspects are likely to be placed in police custody on Tuesday.

The three workers were killed in the disaster when the fire broke out in the plant in the morning of 10 January. The first victim was found inside the plant on the same day. The body of the second victim was found in the seawater off Dubrovnik, and the corpse of the third victim was found in the plant’s drainage canal on 13 January after an extensive search operation involving local police, Croatia’s Mountain Rescue Service, firefighters, local residents and medical teams.

Another seven people sustained light injuries in the blaze, and huge material damage was caused to the plant.

More Dubrovnik news can be found in the Lifestyle section.


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