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Two killed in blast at Ternium Mexico plant

Keywords: Tags  Ternium, Ternium Mexico, plant explosion, flat-rolled steel, flat steels, steel, slab, Rodrigo Alonso

MEXICO CITY — Two people died and 12 were injured after an explosion at a Ternium Mexico SA de CV flat steel products plant in northern Mexico, the company said July 22.

Ternium said the explosion occurred Monday afternoon at its Guerrero plant in San Nicolás de los Garza, in northern Mexico’s Nuevo León state.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way, the company said.

Ternium Mexico is a highly integrated steel producer with its own iron ore mines. It has an annual slab production capacity of 2.3 million tonnes and a flat-rolled steel production capacity of 6 million tonnes per year.

A version of this article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel First.

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