Jail Term in Ron Montero Case

MOT Rum Factory OnLMotril law courts have sentenced the ex-Administrator of the Ron Montero rum distillery to 3-years imprisonment over the tragic fire in July 2015.

The fire claimed the life of a 45-year-old worker, leaving two more severely injured; one of whom was the brother of the deceased.

The ex-Administrator, Andrea M.T., was found guilty on one count of manslaughter through criminal negligence and two counts of injuries through gross negligence.

As far as civil responsibility goes, she must pay compensation to Manuel G.R. the sum of 268,641 euros and Miguel L.V., 392,015 euros. Both sums are inferior to those recommended by the public prosecutor.

The other accused in the trial was the Work Safety Officer, Juan Antonio I.D., who was acquitted on the same three counts faced by the ex-Administrator. The judge considered that he had not received adequate information as to all the risks generated in the distillery and that the terms of employment contained in his contract with Ron Montero did not go beyond giving “mere advice and support.”

(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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