The National Research-Development Institute for Mining Security and Anti-Explosive Protection (INSEMEX) Petroșani has completed part of the expertise in the case of the explosions at the LPG station in Crevedia, as a result of which six people died and more than 50 others were injured.
The Crevedia explosionsPhoto: Inquam Photos / George Calin
The preliminary report shows that a cloud of gas formed above the LPG station in Crevedia, on a perimeter of approximately 40 meters, according to Digi 24 and Antena 3.
So far, it has not been possible to determine exactly what was the source of the flames. As a result, the source could be electrical, thermal, mechanical, open fire or electrostatic, according to specialists.
We remind you that in August there were devastating explosions, resulting in the death of six people and the injury of over 50, at an LPG station in Crevedia.
The owners of the Crevedia LPG station, Daniel Ionuţ Doldurea – the son of the mayor of Caracal – and Cosmin Ionuţ Stângă, are under house arrest.
The explosions at Crevedia revealed a whole series of irregularities. The LPG station that belonged to the son of the PSD mayor of Caracal was closed only in documents. Under the noses of the authorities, operations were taking place that could turn into a tragedy at any time.
The LPG station belongs to the company FLAGAS SRL, which in the last 5 years had contracts of over 1.6 million lei, through direct purchase, with the town halls of the communes led mainly by PSD mayors. Among them are the town halls of Moara Vlăsiei, Bolintin-Vale and Cervenia (Teleorman).
The company belongs to Ionuţ Daniel Doldurea, the son of the PSD mayor of Caracal, Ion Doldurea, was fined several times by the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations for several irregularities related to non-compliance with fire safety measures, and on September 30, 2020, he notified the authorities that closes the work point.
According to the general prosecutor Alex Florenta, after the closure, in the fall of 2020, the company – which has 25 work points throughout the country – was to function only as a parking point for tankers, but transfers of LPG from tankers routinely took place there , although he no longer had any kind of authorization.
The LPG station in Crevedia had been fined several times by the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations and closed since September 2020, but, despite this, it continued to operate, and the Prosecutor’s Office’s investigation also aims to establish the role of the institutions that should have carried out checks and ensure that the LPG depot does not continue to operate.
Another criminal case was opened by the Military Prosecutor’s Office and concerns the way the firefighters intervened at the LPG warehouse where the two explosions followed by fires took place.
Also, the National Anticorruption Directorate announced that it has opened two criminal files regarding the commission by public officials of alleged crimes of abuse of office with the obtaining of undue benefits in connection with the authorization of the LPG station in the town of Crevedia.