MEXICO CITY The
death toll at a Ternium Mexico SA de CV flat steel products
plant in northern Mexico has now reached six, the company
confirmed July 24.
At least 10 more
people remain hospitalized, it added.
Ternium said the
explosion occurred July 22 during routine maintenance work at
the direct-reduced iron intake of an electric arc furnace at
its Guerrero plant in San Nicolás de los Garza, in
northern Mexicos Nuevo León state.
An investigation into
the cause of the accident is under way, the company added.
Ternium Mexico is a
fully 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
A version of this article was published in AMM
sister publication Steel First.