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Olainfarm Plant Explodes  
4/18/2013 8:15:59 AM

Olaine, 2013-04-17 10:14 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AS "OlainFarm" announces that this morning at 9:20, an explosion caused by toluene vapour occured in the company's Nitrofurantoine manufacturing plant located in 5 R pniec bas street, Olaine, which was opened last year. Two people were injured in the explosion and have been hospitalised. The shockwave has smashed the facility's windows, but only two production lines have been affected. The rest of OlainFarm's factory continues normal operations. The accident has not resulted in any pollution to the environment, and the company is currently investigating the cause behind it. OlainFarm is taking steps to ensure that the injured employees and their families receive any and all necessary help and support.

A/s OlainFarm is one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Latvia with 40 years of experience in production of medication and chemical and pharmaceutical products. A basic principle of company's operations is to produce reliable and effective top quality products for Latvia and the rest of the world. Products made by the Group are being exported to more than 30 countries of the world, including the Baltics, Russia, other CIS, Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.

Information prepared by:

Salvis Lapins

Member of the Board

A/s ,,OlainFarm"

Tel: +371 6 7013 717

e-mail: Salvis.Lapins@OlainFarm.lv


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