February 9, 2010 | Mark Paradies

Explosion That Killed 5 Being Investigated as a Potential Crime

The Associated Press reported the following”

Authorities launched a criminal investigation Monday into the cause of an explosion that killed five people at a power plant under construction, saying they couldn’t rule out negligence.

“‘If everything went right, we wouldn’t all be here right now,’ Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano said. ‘There’s a point where negligence raises to the level of criminal conduct, and that’s what we’re investigating.‘”

For the complete story, see this Houston Chronicle link:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/6857654.html

Interestingly, The Chemical Safety Board investigators were turned away because this was a “criminal investigation.”

If you thought the only place where accidents can become “criminal” was in the UK where they have a Corporate Manslaughter Law, I guess you are mistaken. If you would like to find out more about “criminal” investigations of accidents, you might want to attend the new pre-Summit Course that is being provided by our UK TapRooT® Instructors. They are both retired detectives with extensive criminal investigation experience, including the criminal investigation of industrial accidents.

The course is new and information about it hasn’t been posted on the Summit site yet, so watch for future announcements for more information.

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