Blast at Pemex processing plant kills one worker, injures several others
An explosion at one of Mexico’s state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) processing plants has led to the death of one of the workers, the company said in a statement, Sputnik reported.
"This accident caused the intoxication of three workers of Pemex, who were carrying out maintenance work, and the unfortunate death of one of them," the company said in a statement a copy of which was released on its official Twitter account.
The explosion was caused by a leakage of hydrogen sulfide at the U-501 refinery.
"There were no effects on the refinery which continues to operate on a regular basis," Pemex said in its statement.
Local media reports say the number of injured in the explosion stands at 9, two of them have been hospitalized.