Serbia: Director of special-purpose industry in Lucani Rados Milovanovic, who was tried for the death of two workers, has died – BBC News in Serbian

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Rados Milovanovic

The director of the factory “Milan Blagojević Namenska”, Radoš Milovanović, against whom court proceedings were conducted due to the death of two workers in 2017, passed away early on Thursday, April 21, confirmed to RTS from the factory.

Rados Milovanovic died as a result of a heart attack.

Milovanovic was tried for the deaths of two workers of “Namenska”, Milomir Milivojevic (25) and his colleague Milojko Ignjatovic (55).

Apart from him, the heads of the Rocket Fuel plant – Vladimir Lončarević and Toma Stojić, the head of the sector “Safety and protection at work” are accused.

It was the 15th accident in the purpose-built industry in Serbia since 2006, the portal stated

Milovan Milivojevic filed a lawsuit against those responsible in the factory. the father of the deceased young man Milomir.

He accused the authorities of covering up the circumstances under which the accident in which his son and another worker were killed occurred.

The defendants pleaded not guilty.

The trial is in its fourth year, and has been postponed several times due to Milovanovic’s health problems. stated H1 Television.

Reacting to the news of the death of the director of the factory in Lucani, Milovan Milivojevic says for Danas that it is not justice for him.

“It is God’s justice, but earthly justice has not reached him.

“How God arranged for a man to die on fasting, and who never fasted and who did what he wanted all his life,” the father of the killed worker added in a statement to Danas.

What happened in the factory?

In July 2017, there was an explosion and a fire in the warehouse of the “Milan Blagojević” factory in Lucani.

Two workers died of burns at the time – Milomir Milivojevic and Milojko Ignjatovic.

To date, not all circumstances of the accident have been clarified.

In the lengthy trial, all defendants pleaded not guilty.

Milovanovic is at the first hearing in the court in Ivanjica in October 2019 came accompanied by hundreds of workers of “Namenska” who thus supported him.

Despite the trial and charges of a felony against public safety, Milovanovic in July 2020, three years after the deaths of two workers, re-elected factory director.

“I am convinced that this will last as long the Topchider case (when two guardsmen were killed in the barracks in Belgrade in 2004) and like other cases where there are state companies, where the state is behind all this – behind this factory, behind the director is the state, it is an obvious thing and I have seen it many times “, said the father of the killed worker Milovan Milivojevic for H1 on the fourth anniversary of the tragedy for H1.

He then said that the director was “in his late years” (78) and that everything was leading him to “not wait for the end of the trial”.

“But as far as I can see, I will not welcome him. But I told my daughter to drive this to the end, I swore not to sell her brother, to drive her to the end, to the European Court of Justice to Strasbourg.

“All the evidence, everything is in our hands,” Milivojevic said at the time.

Two years after the accident at the factory, family members spoke with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, asking for help in shedding light on the case.

The family told H1 after the meeting that the President of Serbia promised them that “in a few days” the case would be moved from the deadlock.

“I expect and hope, I have addressed the president now as a parent to a parent. I said: You are currently the president, it is not known how long you will be there, until when the people will want you, but I am addressing you as a parent.

“Two years since my son died, it will be July 14, then I will be at the cemetery, after that my wife and I will come here.

“If nothing is done by then, we will be there until we die or until we get justice,” Milovan Milivojevic said at the time.

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