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Mexico: Blast at Pemex refinery in Ciudad Madero leaves one dead

August 11, 2014 - 6:00am

Mexico's state-owned petroleum company Petroleos Mexicanos said one worker died and 11 others suffered injuries after a blast at its refinery in Ciudad Madero, Bloomberg reported.

The fire occurred at a coking unit that was not operating because of maintenance work being carried out at the time of the incident. The Ciudad Madero refinery has witnessed at least four accidents this year.

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