4 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in an explosion at Italian-Argentine steelmaker Ternium’s Guerrero plant in it’s Guerrero facility in Monterrey, Mexico.
The explosion, captured on security cameras, occurred early this morning during routine maintenance work at the DRI intake of anelectric arc furnace within the facility.
Reporters on the scene were indicating rescue efforts were being hampered by company officials citing security protocols in place for access to the facility but that has not been confirmed nor denied by company officials.
The Guerrero facility has an annual thin-slab casting production capacity of 2.3 million tons per year. Ternium’s total annual finished products production capacity is approximately 10.8 million tons.
Ternium is a leading steel producer in Latin America,with an annual production capacity of approximately 10.8 million tons of finished steel products. The company manufactures and processes abroad range of value-added steel products for customers active in the construction, automotive, home appliances, capital goods, container,food and energy industries.
Company officials have released the names of the dead and injured that are known as of this moment.
- Pablo Liñán Montemayor, 37 years old
- Alfredo Gómez Hernández, 20 years old
- Josué Ricardo Regalado Sánchez, 24 years old
- Alfredo García Alvarez, 45 years old
- Moisés Silva Martínez, 47 years old
- Lucio Espíndola Esquivel, 32 years old
- Miguel Angel Ruiz Posadas, 41 years old
- Martín Héctor Villarreal Almaguer, 48 years old
- Uriel Ramírez Villanueva, 20 years old
- Juan Antonio Llamas Rodríguez, 50 years old
- Armando Esparza Robles, 19 years old
- Santos Marciano González, 44 years old
- Rubén Cabrales Maciel, 56 years old
- Carlos Santiago del Angel, 30 years old
Two more victims of the explosion have not been identified.