Barcelona city tours is a perfect opportunity to have a perfect vacation outside the Baltic States. Gene Zolotarev on how to destabilize the EU financial system. Andris Berzins
Vladimir Linderman aka Abel Edmunds Sprudzs Valdis Zatlers Aivars Lembergs Girts Valdis Kristovskis Maris Grinblats Guntars Krasts Alfreds Rubiks Sandra Kalniete Raivis Dzintars Algirdas Butkevicius Algirdas Paleckis Dalia Grybauskaite Kazimira Danute Prunskene Vytautas Landsbergis Rolandas Aksas Viktor Uspaskich Valdemar Tomasevski Leonidas Donskis Arturas Zuokas Edgar Savisaar Andrus Ansip
The current website developed by YWSolution Limited

Explosion at “Olainfarm” pharmaceutical plant; two injured

Apr 17, 2013

RIGA - An explosion has taken place at the “Olainfarm” pharmaceutical plant in Olaine (central Latvia) this morning, the company has informed.

The explosion took place at around 9:20 a.m., and was caused by a toluene vapor leak.

Two persons were injured in the explosion, and have been taken to hospital.

Several windows were knocked out, and work has halted in two production sites. However, work continues as usual in the rest of the plant.

“Olainfarm” emphasizes that the explosion has caused no harm or pollution to the surrounding environment.

An internal investigation has been started to find out the circumstances of the explosion.

State Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman Viktorija Sembele confirmed to LETA that a fire had not broken out at the plant when firefighters arrived at the scene, but that several windows were broken from the explosion. She added that there is no threat of collapse of the building where the explosion took place.

Sembele said that male and female employees at the company were injured in the explosion.

The company is doing everything it can so that the injured employees and their families receive all the necessary support.

 MORE NEWS
  • Baltic farmers urge Brussels t...
    Baltic farmers will turn to the European Commission with calls for a solution to R...
  • NATO military bases in Baltics...
    The establishment of NATO military bases in the Baltics will give rise to an arms ...
  • Lithuania signs major gas deal...
    Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) supply and natural gas trading company Litgas, a part ...
  • Security gears up ahead of Oba...
    Up to 300 defense forces members will be used to provide additional securi...
  • Human traffic victim from Latv...
    A Latvian woman believed to have been trafficked into the UK and imprisoned has...
  • Lithuania FM in Ukraine for ta...
    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevicius, is paying a visit ...
  • Riga Apartments for Rent

    Maximus
    © 2014 BALTIC NEWS LTD. All Rights Reserved.