Neamt Police has opened a criminal file for bodily harm and failure to observe labour safety and health regulations after several persons needed medical care after they collapsed because the concert’s venue was overcrowded.
On Friday evening, ISU Neamt stopped a Carla’s Dream concert at the Galleria Mall in Piatra Neamt, after 9 children passed out because of improper conditions at the venue.
According to a communiqué released by the Neamt County Police Inspectorate, “policemen have started investigations, as part of a criminal file that probes the crimes of bodily harm and failure to observe labour safety and health regulations, under the coordination of prosecutors from the Piatra Neamt Court’s Prosecutor’s Office.”
The first hearings took place on Saturday.
“Investigations are being carried out in this case in order to exactly establish all the circumstances and to order the appropriate legal measures,” IPJ Neamt informs.
On Saturday, Piatra Neamt interim mayor Dragos Chitic asked all institutions with prerogatives in this domain to carefully verify whether the organisers of the concert respected the law and to take drastic measures if needed.
Chitic stated at a press conference that the retail centre did not ask for a permit to host the concert, despite the fact that, in his opinion, it should have done so.
The Police Inspectorate points out that during the concert policemen intervened alongside ISU employees in order to help evacuate people.
Following the incidents at the concert, the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU) ordered its local units to inform about the security obligations that managers of malls or of other categories of buildings hosting such events have.