Skip to main content

Already a subscriber? Make sure to log into your account before viewing this content. You can access your account by hitting the “login” button on the top right corner. Still unable to see the content after signing in? Make sure your card on file is up-to-date.

General Dynamics has confirmed that one of their employees was killed after an explosion at their defense weapons plant in Arkansas.

The incident occurred on Wednesday at the company’s Ordnance and Tactical Systems plant in Camden, roughly an hour from Little Rock. The explosion resulted in the death of an employee who was initially reported missing. Additionally, two other workers were injured; one was airlifted to an out-of-state hospital, and the other received treatment and has been released from a local hospital.


In a statement, Firat Gezen, the President of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, said, “We are deeply saddened to share the news that one of our employees has tragically lost their life in an incident at our Camden facility. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased and injured individuals during this incredibly difficult time.”

In response to the explosion, production at the affected building has been paused. Regulatory and local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the blast. The company is also conducting internal investigations to understand how the explosion occurred and to establish measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.

21657c B329f1c1da564647847e1125720edf47~mv2

The Camden facility plays a significant role in supporting military programs such as the Hellfire and Javelin missiles and various mortar munitions.


Keep up to date with our latest videos, news and content