Explosion in Polish weapons factory leaves one dead

Explosion in Polish weapons factory leaves one dead

An explosion at an armaments factory in Poland killed one and injured several, local media reported on Monday.

The explosion started a fire and killed a 59-year-old worker at the Mesko weapon factory in the Polish city of Skarżysko-Kamienna.

Another employee was hospitalised after inhaling smoke, though his condition is not life-threatening, local authorities said.

“We had an explosion at the rocket fuel centre, which was put into operation a few years ago,” said the plant’s chairwoman Elżbieta Śreniawska.

The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.

The factory — owned by the state-run Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa — manufactures defence products, anti-tank missiles and small arms ammunition.

Poland has provided extensive military support for Ukraine, significantly increasing production for many local arms factories.