One person injured by blast at Krusik plant

NEWS 15.08.2022 15:01
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Source: N1

One person was injured when a detonator cap exploded in her hand at the Krusik munitions plant in the city of Valjevo.

N1 was told that the woman sustained serious injuries. Another woman working in the same room suffered only minor injuries. The injured woman was taken to hospital where doctors treated her for injuries to both hands, both eyes and burns to her face.

Prosecutors said that the plant was not evacuated and that an investigation was underway. “A detonator was activated at 7.05 am this morning at the detonation production facility in the Krusik company in Valjevo while varnish was being applied to detonator cover,” Krusik said in a press release.

Krusik was rocked by a scandal two years ago when a whistleblower revealed links between arms dealers exporting the plant’s products and the Serbian authorities.