MEXICO CITY The
death toll from a late-July explosion at Ternium Mexico SA de
CVs plant in northern Mexico has now risen to 11, the
company has confirmed.
At least two other
people remain hospitalized, the company added.
Ternium Mexico was
fined 647,600 pesos ($51,029) following the accident at its
Guerrero steelmaking plant in San Nicolás de los Garza,
Nuevo León state, and the San Nicolás
municipality ordered the company to comply with 10 security
measures within 30 days.
The accident occurred
during routine maintenance work at the direct-reduced iron
intake of an electric-arc furnace at the plant (
amm.com, July 23). An investigation into the cause
of the accident continues.
The company didnt responded to several requests for
version of this article was first published in AMM sister
publication Steel First.