crime

Man convicted of causing blast in Sapporo gets suspended sentence

9 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© KYODO

©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.

9 Comments
Login to comment

The cans Tsujimoto emptied were part of the unused inventory in the office.

Maybe he’ll think twice before wasting next time

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The Sapporo District Court handed down the ruling on 35-year-old Takahiro Tsujimoto, a former store manager of an Apaman Co agency.

Making terrible decision during his work that really cost his job.

According to the ruling, Tsujimoto triggered an explosion on Dec 16, 2018, by turning on a water heater for washing hands in the real estate agency office that was filled with flammable gas after he had emptied around 80 to 90 spray cans there prior to their disposal.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Ah, the joys of rote with no time for play to discover stuff for yourself.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

He’d better be careful not to empty any aerosol cans for the next 4 years. Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Cost him his job? His gross negligence almost cost him his life?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

total no-brainer...I am pretty sure flammability warnings are written on the backside of the cans...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

What the article forgets to mention is that he was emptying cans that had been charged to new renters for apartment deodorization but never used - a scam - and was emptying them on-mass because he was about to be discovered in an inventory check the following day...

That part was actually the big story - not the stupidity of blowing himself up... But it seems that the company may have just donated some money to some local officials because that part was never officially addressed...

This all went down about 300m from my house and the explosion rattled the windows big time - the following day when walking to Hiragishi Subway I found shards of glass imbedded in the exterior walls of a pachinko parlor like shuriken across the 4 lane + median street...

Knew it was an explosion right away because only a explosion or artillery has a percussion & reverberation like that...

3 ( +3 / -0 )

WTH would somebody empty 90 cans of air freshener, unless they had some deliberately malicious intention?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

WTH would somebody empty 90 cans of air freshener, unless they had some deliberately malicious intention?

Or was just following order from a not-so-very-smart boss.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites