The Director of Kharkov Jewelry Factory may get up to 8 years of imprisonment for violation of the fire safety regulations

The Director of Kharkov Jewelry Factory may get up to 8 years of imprisonment for violation of the fire safety regulations

The press service of the Prosecutor’s Office of Kharkov region informed that Kiev District Court of Kharkov, according to the petition of the investigation and legal proceedings heads, decided to detain and deliver to court the suspect in the criminal case on the fact of the fire in the territory of Kharkov factory Khartron. The Court will elect a preventive measure for the suspect.

According to the State Service for Emergency Situations of Ukraine, the management of Kharkov Jewelry Factory will be made criminally responsible for the violation of the fire safety regulations. On this fact the criminal case according to the article 270 part 2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine «The violation of the requirements of fire safety established by the legislation» was opened, which stipulates imprisonments for 3 to 8 years.

«A very rigorous investigation of reasons for the fire will be completed. The company management, which did not provide adequate compliance with fire safety technique, leding to people’s deaths, will be made criminally responsible,» the Vice Prime Minister Alexandr Vilkul stressed.

The funeral of the victims of fire at the jewelry factory took place in Kharkov and in the region. The farewell ceremony for the dead was attended by the First Deputy Chairman of Kharkov Regional State Administration Valentin Dulub, Deputy Chairmen of Kharkov Regional State Administration, Heads of departments and offices. They expressed their condolences to families and friends.

Let us remind that on January 8 there was fire on the territory of the factory Khartron in the five-storied production building rented by the LLC Kharkov Jewelry Factory. 8 people died, another 22 were rescued.

Елизавета Будько


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