Major Fire/Explosion At Sverdlov Defense Plant, Russia’s Primary Explosive/Bomb-Making Facility

Presentation film of the manufacturer of industrial explosives plant them. Ya.M. Sverdlov

At the plant Sverdlov there was an explosion

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What is known at the moment about the situation at the defense enterprise in the Nizhny Novgorod region

The Investigative Committee organized a check on the incident at the Sverdlov Defense Plant in Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region. As stated on the site of the enterprise, which produces explosives and aircraft bombs, on August 31 at the factory there was a clap in the mine disposal shop. According to the interlocutors of “Privolzhye”, two workers of the plant were killed, another area of ​​burns is 100%, four more employees of the company are currently missing. The information is being updated.

In social networks, the Dzerzhin people write that they were informed by the emergency notification system that on August 31 at 9:52 there was a fire in the territory of the Sverdlov plant. “There are no threats to its spread, as well as to the life and health of the city’s residents. The situation is under the control of the government of the Nizhny Novgorod region, the city administration and special formations, “- informed the population of Dzerzhinsk.

On the official site of FSUE “Zavod im. Ya.M. Sverdlov “says that there was a clap in the building of the utilization of mines. At the moment the shop is cordoned off, the fire brigade is watering neighboring buildings and territory to prevent the spread of fire. “We will inform about the development of events in addition,” the press service of the plant informs.

The Office of the Investigative Committee for the Nizhny Novgorod region has organized an audit. It is also reported that the plant was “cotton and smoke” during technical work. Investigators of the department for investigation of especially important cases and criminalists were sent to the plant. According to SUSK, due to the fact that the employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations continue to work at the scene of the incident, the inspection of the shop is difficult.

On the site of the Ministry of Emergency Situations it is said that the fire and rescue units went to the plant in the rank of fire number 3. “The established grouping of forces and means is enough. Information on the victims is being specified. Valery Sinkov, the head of the EMERCOM of Russia for the Nizhny Novgorod region, is working on the spot, “the ministry’s website says.

Accurate information about the number of dead and injured is not called either in the hospital emergency medical service Dzerzhinsk, nor in the EMERCOM of Russia, nor in the management of the IC of the RF for the Nizhny Novgorod region.

According to the interlocutors of Kommersant in Dzerzhinsk, at the moment it is known that two people were killed, another worker was burnt by 100%, four are reported missing. “Interfax” reported that three people were killed, three of them were injured and three were not found alive yet.

Sources “Kommersant” told that the explosion occurred in the shop number 19 body 200. Presumably, the explosive substance exploded ammonal. According to sources, in this building not the plant itself was engaged in ammunition disposal, but a third-party firm, affiliated with the company’s management.

TASS, citing a source in law enforcement agencies, writes that there is a threat of a re-explosion due to a fire.

The regional department of Rospotrebnadzor began laboratory research of air near houses near the Sverdlov plant, the press service of the ministry reported.

“The results will be reported additionally,” the supervisory authority said.

This year, incidents occurred at the Sverdlov plant. So on April 5, four tanks with methanol off the rails due to the widening of the track gauge. The interlocutors of Kommersant claimed that the tank capsized and the toxic liquid was spilled. However, later in Rostekhnadzor “b-Privolzhye” was informed that there was no dangerous substance filling.

In July, the media reported that an explosion occurred at the plant and one of the shops collapsed. However, the company was informed that the non-working part of the production building collapsed, there were no injuries and the equipment was not damaged either.

Alexandra Vikulova

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