Suspects responsible for Legionnaire's Disease in Amsterdam charged

14th July 2008, Comments 0 comments

Two companies and six individuals will be charged for their involvement in an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease two years ago in Amsterdam.

14 July 2008

The Public Prosecutor's Office intends to prosecute two companies and six individuals for their involvement in an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease two years ago in Amsterdam.

The outbreak, in a cooling tower in the former Post Office close to the city's central railway station, infected 29 people and killed two others.

The Prosecutor's Office says the suspects must have known that the cooling tower needed to be treated with chemicals before making them operational.

Given the fact that such treatment took place a month later, the authorities are calling the suspects' actions reckless and say they will be charged with criminally negligent homicide and causing grievous bodily harm.
 
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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