The lawyer of the injured from the accident at Allou Fun Park, Vassilis Kapernaros, complains that “the operation of this particular game was carried out in complete violation of the conditions of its safe operation”.
Vassilis Kapernaros, in his announcement, reveals a document from the report of the controlling company of the specific game, where it is written that three people were supposed to be on board each boat, while at the time of the accident there were four people inside.
It states in detail:
“As part of the investigation that is being carried out with the aim of clarifying the circumstances under which the accident occurred at the amusement park, due to criminal omissions by the authorities, we read again from the press release of TUV HELLAS (a private inspection and security company) dated September 7 the following :
“Today, September 7, with the agreement of the management of the owning company, our inspectors went to the game site to check its condition and the smooth operation of the technical safety devices, where no malfunction was found.
Our Agency periodically (annually) inspects the park’s games/facilities and issues Inspection Reports.
Thus, also for the specific game, the inspection was carried out in November 2021 and with a re-inspection in June 2022, the relevant Inspection Reports were issued and its good condition and safe operation were confirmed. […]».
From the above, it becomes clear that the responsible private inspection company claims that everything was in order on the day of the incident and essentially “exonerates” the owner company of the amusement park, finding “smooth operation of the technical safety devices” & “good condition and safe operation of said game”. In fact, the auditing company, in support of its claims, cites the last report it prepared for the game in question, on 23/6/2022.
We have in our hands a copy of the aforementioned report, in which, among other things, it is expressly stated:
Following the above, it is clear that the operation of the game in question was in complete violation of the conditions of its safe operation since there were 4 people on board the boat at the same time that the controlling company states in the 23/6/2022 that the passengers had to be 3 !!!
Despite the preparation of the specific report by the above-mentioned auditing company, its representatives, through a press release, deny compliance with the conditions of smooth and safe operation, coming face to face with reality and the truth.
For what reason is this auditing company lying and trying to mislead the competent prosecutorial and public authorities? For what reason, while it is known to all that there were 4 on board, while the conditions of normal operation require 3, and the officials of their company know this, they brazenly seek to distort the truth, to the detriment of 4 children but also to the detriment of all the citizens of the country, who could possibly find themselves in the position of the current victims?
This is dedicated to the General Secretariat of Industry, General Directorate of Industrial Infrastructure and Business Environment of the Ministry of Development and Investments for the further actions to follow”.