One Victim and One Seriously Injured After an Explosion in a Bulgarian Military Plant

BULGARIA, March 14, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by DarikNews

Earlier today, there has been an accident in the Bulgarian Military Plant “Arsenal” in the town of Kazanlak with one victim and one seriously injured employee, reported

An explosion in one of the workshops has led to fire, which is already extinguished. The victim is a 27-year-old man, with two years of experience in the plant. The injured man with serious and large burns is 45 years old and with 10 years of experience in the Company. After he was given first aid in the Multi-profile Hospital for Active Treatment “Dr. Hr. Stambolski” PLTD, he will be transported and hospitalized in the Burns Clinic in Plovdiv.

The accident was reported around 10:20am. There are material damages as well.

The Minister of Interior Valentin Radev said that the control of the work in that room, where the accident has happened, is remote and workers are not supposed to be in it while the working process is on. It will be additionally clarified why these employees have been inside at the time of the accident.

“This is a room, in which the stirrer is and where a mixture is literally being stirred. The control of that process is taken outside, there is a panel with buttons,” said Valentin Radev. He further explained that the stirred mixture is not explosive and that it is a specific mixture based on gunpowder.

The General Director and Chief Executive Officer of “Arsenal”, Nikolay Ibushev, also confirmed that the safety instructions had been violated:

“In a room in which there is a mixer for a smoke mixture, and the mixer itself must be switched on to the control panel, which is outside the room, at closed door, due to unknown for us reasons, two workers were inside during a working mixer,” said Nikolay Ibushev.