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Joint press release of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Internal Affairs and the General Prosecutor's Office

As previously reported, explosion occurred on July 26 at 15:30 in "Araz" plant of the Ministry of Defense Industry located in the city of Shirvan.
Officers of the Emergency Situations, Defense Industry, Interior, Health Ministries and the General Prosecutor's Office, as well as the machinery and manpower of the Emergency Situations Ministry involved in the scene to take the necessary measures to prevent escalation of the blast launched a result of the accident leaving 24 who were delivered to Shirvan city Central Hospital and Diagnostic Centre for the provision of emergency medical assistance and other urgent measures were carried out. 14 were released home after outpatient care; situations of the 7 people were evaluated as light, while 3 others were being treated as critical.
Investigation department of the General Prosecutor’s Office for Serious Crimes has launched criminal case on the fact according to the articles 223.2 (Violation of safety regulations causing serious consequences in the explosion hazardous facilities) and 314.2 (negligence causing serious consequences) of the Criminal Code, comprised the officers of the General Prosecutor's Office, Interior and Emergencies Ministries the investigative group has been set up and other necessary procedural actions were taken.
According to preliminary investigation, the explosion in the plant occurred in the utilization area during the preparation of ammunition of various calibers for the process of disposal.
In order to determine the causes of the accident, complex fire technical, explosive, physical-technical, material ware, environmental, construction-technical, merchandising and forensic examination were appointed on the case.
The investigation is currently underway.

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