Olainfarm announcement

on April 17, 2013

JSC 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 Rūpnicu 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.


JSC Olainfarm is one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Latvia with more than 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 35 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
JSC Olainfarm
Tel: +371 6 7013 717
Cell: +371 2 6448 873

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