One man killed and another injured in blast at distillery in Leopoldov

A blast at the Slovenské liehovary, a liquor distillery in Leopoldov (in the Trnava region) belonging to a company called Meroco, on Wednesday, August 22, killed a 40-year-old man and another man suffered serious burns, cas.sk news website reported.

A blast at the Slovenské liehovary, a liquor distillery in Leopoldov (in the Trnava region) belonging to a company called Meroco, on Wednesday, August 22, killed a 40-year-old man and another man suffered serious burns, cas.sk news website reported.

Emergency Medical Service spokesman Boris Chmel told the TASR newswire that the injured man, 37, who suffered burns on 30 percent of the surface of his body, had to be taken to the hospital via helicopter. According to the latest information, an explosion of barrels containing fatty acids was caused by welders working nearby. A fire fighter at the scene said that there was no fire, only a blast. Witnesses said that they saw smoke rising from the area from several kilometres away, however.

The public address system in Leopoldov informed the public that, according to tests, the blast did not pollute the air.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Trenčín covered in Christmas lights on November 29, 2021.

Weekend: Ježiško's Christmas Post Office is open, expecting letters from around the world

Make yourself comfortable and explore what has been going on in Slovakia in the past days.


3. dec

News Digest: Climate in Slovakia could be similar to Italy's in a few decades

Suburban transport in Bratislava Region to improve, registration for regulated parking in Bratislava launched, utility regulator announces price caps for 2022.


3. dec
Waydanovský House, today Martineum, after reconstruction.

Historical house near Bratislava cathedral no longer needs to hide behind Van Gogh

The Waydanovský House, now Martineum, will serve as the background facility for St Martin's Cathedral. Take a look at how it looked in the past and now.


1. dec

Culture Ministry looks to create ‘21st century environment’ for Slovak media

Transparency of ownership and financing among proposed overhaul of decades-old laws.


2. dec
Skryť Close ad