SPEAKING about the explosion that happened a few days ago in the factory in Leštane, Professor Dr. Slobodan Andjelković says that he does not rule out the possibility that the cause of this tragedy was a rocket that slipped from a forklift while workers were carrying explosives.
He says that a few years ago he had the opportunity to visit this factory, where he was convinced that safety was at the highest possible level, and that they even made an artificial hill, while the warehouse where the accident happened was buried in the ground and there was no electricity. .
– I do not rule out that this is a possible cause, but simply when you do that business, then you realize that this one detail has a high risk that can manifest itself by killing a large number of people if an incident occurs, and there is a great possibility to manifest that risk. In this industry, from time to time, there is just an accident. Rockets and rocket fuel are transported by trucks, they are special trucks, and then when they come to the warehouse, they go down to the warehouse with a forklift, because there is no other technical means. I visited that factory a few years ago and I can say that they really invested a lot of effort and money there, to raise that level of safety to the maximum. They had an artificial hill that serves to stop something like that in case of such an incident. That warehouse was buried in the ground, that warehouse has no electricity. That is a huge amount of explosives, and those are rockets that are used for war actions – says Andjelković.
Ratomir Antonović from the Center for Security, Investigation and Defense, told TV Pink that the human factor was to blame for everything, as well as that one rocket definitely fell, which led to the fire of all the others.
– We have a human factor here, definitely that one rocket that fell, led to the fire of all the others. The fact that it was buried in the ground and that it was an artificial hill, contributed to the consequences being less. The locals say that the country moved towards them, which means that it is probably a consequence of that artificial hill as well. Two young lives were lost, in the process when they have to have a family, it is a great tragedy. There are also two that are life-threatening, so that is a very big consequence – said Antović.
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