Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

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

Budgetary deficit supposed to be under 1 percent for the first time

MPs approved the public administration budget for the next year, with 82 voting for it, and 59 against.

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

President to appoint missing Constitutional Court justices

The court will have its full complement of judges after three years.

President Andrej Kiska

Austrian natural gas station close to Slovak border exploded Video

The incident, which claimed one fatality and at least 18 injuries, also created an emergency in a Slovak village close to the Austrian border.

The explosion of Austrian natural gas station in Baumgarten, December 12.

Blog: Environmental sustainability is the future for sustainability in business

A great example of how you can make a difference by sharing your passion with others: Ivana Maleš, co-founder of the Institute for Circular Economy, describes her journey to a sustainability consultant.

Illustrative stock photo