A team of forensic fire investigation experts and criminologists unravelled the reason behind a fire that broke out at the Expo 2020 site last month, claiming it was a technical fault in the welding process that ignited a tube.
Engineer and welder withheld the reason behind fires
Fires erupted at the Expo 2020 site last month, and the site engineer and welder responsible for the chaos refrained from telling the sequence of events. It wasn’t until Dubai Police initiated an investigation to unveil a welding process went out of control at the site wherein the welder neglecting rising temperatures inside a tube and led to an eruption.
Photograph credit: Expo 2020
Dubai Police investigation
Thanks to a team of investigators and criminology experts., they reenacted the incident in an attempt to “determine the cause of the spark and reveal the facts concealed by the worker and engineer.” They repeated the experiment 12 times for the sake of “high professionalism and accuracy.”
Eventually, the welder and engineer confessed the truth.
”No doubt, the dedication of the Dubai Police personnel to maintain security and safety at the Expo Dubai site remains a key factor in our success. We realise that the responsibility laid on their shoulders is great. Given Dubai Police’s competencies and capabilities, we are all confident we are in safe hands in our journey to the expo and during the event.”Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Director-General of the Expo 2020 Dubai Office
(Featured photograph credit: Expo 2020)