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Explosion at site in Latvia halts production at two lines

8:30 AM MDT | April 17, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

An explosion occurred at pharmaceutical company OlainFarm's (Olaine, Lativia) production site at 9.20 a.m. local time today, caused by a toluene vapor leak at the site's nitrofurantoine manufacturing plant, the company confirmed this morning. The facility's windows were blown out by the shockwave following the explosion but operations at only two production lines have been halted. The rest of the company's plant continues to operate normally. Two people were injured in the explosion and have been hospitalized, the company says. OlainFarm has launched an...

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