€100,000 penalty for Tropic 222 Disco pub over numerous safety issues

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ONE of Torrevieja’s largest and most popular disco bars could face fines exceeding €100,000.

The Tropic 222 was closed in August with documents citing ‘serious risk to workers and users’ as one of the reasons behind the decision made by the local council.

Now, municipal officers and Guardia Civil have reported there was insufficient fire and evacuation systems in place with fire hydrants not being connected to a sufficient water supply, wiring going through uninsulated wooden decks and the main emergency exit door blocked by traffic on Avenida Mariano Ruiz Canovas. 

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The Generalitat Valenciana has confirmed the injunction to initially close the premises ordered by the council with a proposed penalty of over €100,000. 

It is reported that the owners of the premises have begun investing in works to solve the problems.

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