During the manual assembly of pyrotechnic signals, the technician repositioned the pull igniter on a signal, thus triggering it. In violation of protocol, he left the object still ignited at place and left the premises. The fire spread to the hundred signals present in the workshop.
The fire was contained by the site’s first response team with extinguishers, while in the presence of many onlookers (from among the staff).
Products in the queue were to be separated from those implemented via the screens. A reminder was issued about safety guidelines, focusing on the indication to push down on the ignited object into the sand tank placed next to the workstation. The steps of the evacuation plan for installations in the event of accident were also emphasised.