Armenia: 2 workers injured in explosion at smelter owned by Vallex Group

Author: Hetq online (Armenia), Published on: 27 July 2016

"Explosion rocks Alaverdi smelter; two hospitalized", 23 July 2016

A large explosion rocked the Alaverdi Copper-Molybdenum Metallurgy Factory yesterday evening, sending two workers to the hospital. Residents of the small mining town in Armenia’s northern Lori Province believe that the explosion was the result of re-firing the furnace that was damaged on July 15...The July 15 accident sent two workers at the smelter, operated by the Armenian Copper Programme (a Vallex Group company) to the hospital with second degree burns. The company hasn’t clarified what caused two industrial accidents in the span of eight days and refused to respond to a Hetq inquiry given it’s the weekend.

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Related companies: Alaverdi Copper Smelting Vallex Group