On Friday the owner of a fireworks factory was fined €7,000 and ordered to pay €3,000 in court expenses after he was found guilty of the involuntary homicide of Alfred Cassar during an explosion in November 2007.
The licence holder of St Katerina Fireworks Factory of Zurrieq Vincent Falzon, 45, of Zurrieq, had also been accused of the involuntary homicide of Mr. Cassar.
The expert appointed by the court recommended to the accused to stop using the chemical antimony trisulphite in the mixture but noted that this was not an illegal substance.
Magistrate Audrey Demicoli noted that the only shortcoming it could see coming from the accused was that he had allowed Mr Barbara, who was not licensed to work in fireworks, to be on site.
His licence was not suspended.
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