One of those injured in the accident that occurred this Friday in the assembly of the “O Son do Camiño” festival stage remains in the ICU, while the other two admitted for this event are on the ground, as reported this Saturday by the Director General of Emergencies of the Xunta, Santiago Villanueva.
Speaking in Santiago de Compostela, Villanueva has assured that the evolution of the three admitted “is favorable”, although with the “caution” required in these cases, while the other three who were slightly injured have already been discharged.
The president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, from Ponteareas (Pontevedra), has stated that “fortunately there are no fatalities and the serious ones are recovering”, apart from recalling that the causes are being investigated, among which “there is talk of a blow of wind” but without confirming.
For his part, Villanueva stressed that all the emergency services acted “quickly and efficiently” and there were already inspections of both Labor and the Galician Institute of Occupational Health and Safety. Now, he explained, they are waiting for the corresponding reports to “continue with the corresponding actions”.
About the accident, he has said that a part of the stage collapsed and trapped several people underneath; the priority was to rescue the wounded and that there were no more victims.
Regarding the causes of the accident, he has urged, like Rueda, to wait for the inspection report, apart from the one prepared by the National Police, which has already been transferred to the judge.
In addition, he recalled that this Friday afternoon the seal was lifted and now the crane companies are removing the stage and the irons to leave the area clean.
The ‘O Son do Camiño’ festival will be held on the scheduled dates, from June 16 to 18, despite the accident recorded this Friday during assembly. As reported by the organization, the event “goes ahead” and is working on the “pertinent adjustments” for its celebration.
From the organization of the festival, it is highlighted that “the individual protection equipment, the professionalism and experience of the companies involved in the assembly and the rapid activation of the emergency protocol have been key in the development of the events”.
For this reason, they thank the emergency services, firefighters, police, and all the people, companies and institutions that have participated in the last few hours in normalizing the festival’s activity for “all their work and support”. In addition, they assure that they follow “minute by minute” the evolution of the injured workers because they are like “family”, they conclude.
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