From Xu Wei’s unauthorized decision to set off fireworks, to contact with fireworks, to site selection, entry and setting off, a series of illegal operations led to this fire.
Large fireworks have not been submitted for approval.
According to the regulations, the discharge of Class A fireworks must be approved by the Beijing Municipal Government. On January 19th, 2009, the security office of CCTV issued a notice requesting that "Taiwan is one of the eight places where fireworks and firecrackers are prohibited. During the Spring Festival, fireworks and firecrackers are prohibited in the courtyard of Taiwan, in the dormitory area behind Taiwan and around Taiwan."
Sanxiang Company has designed a scheme for setting off Class A fireworks. Fireworks can bloom at an altitude of 160 meters, and the explosion range is about 40 to 50 meters in diameter, which lasts for about two seconds in the air.
In court, Xu Wei said that he knew the regulations of the forbidden zone, "but I understand that the CCTV site is not in the forbidden zone". Regarding the regulations on the level and variety of fireworks that can be set off, Xu Wei admitted that "I didn’t look at it. I think it should be a problem that fireworks companies should pay attention to."
The discharge operation unit also has the obligation to apply for approval, but Sanxiang Fireworks Company did not apply for approval. Liu Faguo, a shareholder of the company, said that although he did not see the permission and instructions for discharge, he thought that it was okay to discharge in the CCTV yard, and no one was in charge. He knows that only the fireworks of Panda, Yanlong and Doby can be circulated in Beijing, and other fireworks are private guns, so they can’t be sold and set off in Beijing. "But I just want to make money."
Waste certificates are mixed up without inspection.
According to the regulations, you must apply for a transportation license to sell fireworks in different places. Sanxiang Fireworks entered Beijing illegally, and the transportation permit could not be processed. Liu Faguo found two fireworks licenses for Inner Mongolia, passing through cities including Beijing in an attempt to get away with it. Liu Faguo found Xue Jiwei, who often engaged in transportation in Hebei. Subsequently, Xue Jiwei contacted Zhang Bingjian, a transport driver in Daxing, and asked Zhang to get out of the car and pull fireworks at a price of 2,200 yuan. Liu Faguo specifically instructed that turning on the car radio could interfere with the bomb detector at the checkpoint.
On the evening of February 6, fireworks set off from Yongqing Supply and Marketing Cooperative. There are two checkpoints on the way to Beijing, which are located in the north and south of Yongding River Bridge, one is Gu ‘an checkpoint outside the Hebei border, and the other is Daxing Yufa checkpoint inside the Beijing border.
That night, there were no personnel on duty at these two checkpoints, and the fireworks car successfully entered Beijing. Subsequently, they took the auxiliary road to bypass the toll booth and drove the car directly under the new CCTV building.
The venue is not suitable for forced discharge
On February 6, Liu Faguo entered the construction site with Zeng Xu, the fireworks division. Zeng Xu realized that the narrow venue was not suitable for setting off fireworks. He was worried that the fireworks would shatter the glass of the CCTV main building. However, Liu Faguo insisted on using the fireworks scheme. "CCTV people said that it would be useless not to play fireworks, and it must be played, nothing."
The fireworks display position has been pushed one or twenty meters in the direction of CCTV Annex Building. The discharge place is only fifty or sixty meters away from the main building. The safe distance of the 6-inch fireworks bomb from the building is 100 meters. In this regard, Zeng Xu said, "I can only do what the boss says."
The 6-inch fireworks bomb blooms at an altitude of 160 meters, and the height of the CCTV annex is 159 meters. After the explosion, the high-temperature star fell into the manhole of the window cleaner at the top of the main building of the annex building, causing a fire.
"Very generous, proud"
Xu Wei, a 50-year-old Beijinger, is a professor-level senior engineer. After graduating from Beijing Union University in 1983, he was assigned to work in CCTV. He started as a deputy section chief and was gradually promoted in 20 years until he became the director of the new CCTV office in 2005. After the incident, Xu Wei was removed from public office.
A person who worked with Xu Wei recalled that Xu Wei was "generous and proud". One of his junior high school classmates wrote in his blog, "At every class reunion, Xu Wei almost pays the bill for all the students present. He was not a’ top leader’ in his class. But the best after graduation, he should belong to one genus and two. "
Therefore, in the choice of fireworks, Xu Wei also asked for "relatively beautiful fireworks, large ones, not the ones at home."
The burning building is ready to be repaired
At 5 o’clock in the afternoon yesterday, the exterior structure of the North Annex Building of CCTV’s new site, which had caught fire, was still dark, and the surrounding area was isolated with a warning line. Individual locations in the downstairs are covered by green protective nets, and iron frames and other items are piled up next to the building.
There are security guards on duty at the site of the North Annex Building and at the entrance of the workers’ dormitory on the side, and they can only enter with special certificates.
"The repair has not officially started." A worker said that infrastructure such as water and electricity is being cleaned and overhauled to prepare for the restoration and construction. The construction will officially start in the near future, and the specific content and time limit are not clear.
The fire caused one firefighter to die and eight people to be injured due to smoke inhalation suffocation. The area of fire and smoke in the building was 21,333 square meters (including 8,490 square meters), and the direct economic loss reached RMB 163,839,300.
Fireworks profiteering 300 thousand decoration quality fire "accomplice"
Behind the scenes of this fire, the relationship between interests and engineering quality problems were exposed. At present, relevant investigations are still in progress.
Quote 350,000 yuan and pick up 50,000 yuan.
This fireworks show once claimed to cost one million yuan, but the defendant admitted in the trial that it was actually 350,000 yuan. Liu Fa is the shareholder of Sanxiang Company, and also the business manager, responsible for contacting the fireworks sales and undertaking the fireworks project. He takes the goods from the factory and returns the money to the factory to earn the difference.
After Sha Peng and Li Xiaohua contacted Liu Faguo, Liu Faguo invited him to Langfang International Hotel to watch a fireworks show of 300,000 yuan. At that time, Li Xiaohua, who loved fireworks, suggested that there should be several climaxes in the discharge process, and the end should be strengthened, so that the price could be increased to 350,000 yuan, and at the same time, the number of 6-inch fireworks bombs should be reduced. He knows the power of fireworks and is worried about scaring pedestrians on the Third Ring Road.
According to Liu Fa’s confession after state affairs, the price of picking up the fireworks from the factory was less than 50,000 yuan. He is prepared to earn a difference of 100,000 yuan by himself, and the rest will be used for freight, travel expenses, accommodation expenses, workers’ wages and design plans, and he is also prepared to pay a benefit of 100,000 yuan.
In fact, before the money was settled, the fire broke out and the commission was not finally implemented. On the way to escape in a panic, Liu Faguo asked the relevant personnel to delete the text messages with Sha Peng and others to avoid being verified by the police.
It is reported that because the money exchange did not actually happen, this prosecution did not involve this part.
High-cost unqualified projects
After the fire, the quality problem of CCTV’s new site project is considered as an "accomplice" to the spread of the fire. According to the State Council’s report, one of the four major reasons for the CCTV fire is that "the relevant construction units used a large number of unqualified insulation boards".
According to CCTV’s investigation conclusion, the thermal insulation material of the building went too fast after burning, and instantly spread from the top of the North Annex Building to the whole building. This fire is the fastest example of building going too far since the founding of New China.
Fifteen employees of Guangdong Zhongshan Sheng Xing Curtain Wall Co., Ltd., who is in charge of the curtain wall decoration of the North Annex Building, and the construction personnel of the external wall decoration of the building were arrested on suspicion of major engineering accidents. The case is still under investigation.
According to Caijing, the curtain wall decoration of CCTV’s new site costs a lot of money. The total investment in the construction and installation of the new CCTV site project has exceeded the newly completed Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building (the cost is 1.5 billion US dollars, about 10.2 billion yuan). As the curtain wall builder of the North Annex Building, Zhongshan Sheng Xing subcontracted the design, supply and installation of waterproof board of the North Annex Building to Shanghai Jingrui Metal Building System Co., Ltd. on January 18th, 2007. Relevant materials show that Shanghai Elite is a subcontractor selected by CCTV and Zhongshan Sheng Xing through bidding, and the contract price is 5.55 million yuan, but Shanghai Elite can only actually get about 3.78 million yuan according to another "Yin-Yang contract", and the whereabouts of another 1.77 million yuan are unknown.