Results of the probe into CCTV fire to be revealed before Spring Festival

16:04, January 08, 2010      

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State Administration of Work Safety spokesman Huang Yi claims that the results of the "CCTV fire" accident investigation and handling will be revealed to the public before the Spring Festival.

Huang Yi revealed in a telephone interview that the investigation report for the fire that tore through CCTV's northern hotel building has already been finished. The investigation report involves responsibility confirmation and handling processes. On-site investigation, expert panel discussion and simulated experiment were performed to commit a detailed investigation on this accident.

Huang said that the investigation report has already been handed in to the State Council and is awaiting the reply. According to current schedule, the safety supervision department will promulgate the findings of the report to the public before the Spring Festival.

According to the content of the investigation report, the Administration of Work Safety have decided to renovate the building rather than demolish it.

【Event review】

The fire on the night of Feb. 9, involved a 30-storey building which housed the nearly-completed luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel, part of the new headquarters of the CCTV, in Beijing's Central Business District. Two months later, an accident investigation panel established by the State Administration of Work Safety started a thorough investigation.

In connection with negligently causing serious accident crime, Xu Wei, head of the construction office in charge of the construction of the new CCTV building is under criminal detention by Beijing police. Three employees of the construction team and eight employees from the fireworks provider Hunan Sanxiang Fireworks Company were also detained.

By People's Daily Online
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