After inspecting half of escape rooms in the country, Interior Ministry reported that 433 of the 504 reviewed violated safety regulations.
“Reviews conducted in the aftermath of the tragic fire in Koszalin are in progress. Today we know that from the 504 escape rooms monitored, only 10 percent complied with safety regulations and 69 of them have been closed for an indefinite period,” statement of the Interior Ministry reads.
There were 1874 violations related to fire safety, with almost half of them related to deficiencies in evacuation procedures.
Last week, five teenage girls died in a fire that broke out in an escape room in Koszalin, northern Poland. Controls following the accident indicated a list of safety violations by the venue’s owner. It led to the government’s decision of a countrywide review of all escape rooms, amounting to just over 1000.
Wiceminister @ZielinskiJaro w #MSWiA: Kontrole zarządzone po tragicznym pożarze w Koszalinie trwają. Na dzisiaj wiemy, że spośród dotychczas skontrolowanych 504 obiektów tylko 10% spełnia warunki bezpieczeństwa a 69 zostało całkowicie wyłączonych z użytkowania. pic.twitter.com/OaDrksbaYh— MSWiA (@MSWiA_GOV_PL) January 11, 2019