Pemex workers hospitalized after refinery fire

Monday, January 20, 2014

Two Pemex workers were injured during a fire at the Lázaro Cárdenas refinery in the Mexican state of Veracruz, the state oil company said in a statement.

The blaze broke out last Friday (Jan 17) while staff carried out maintenance of an electric motor recharge station, Pemex said.

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The workers, David Alejandro Cruz and Saúl Martínez, were taken to a hospital in the city of Minatitlán in a "stable" condition, the firm added.

Pemex said investigations were ongoing into the cause of the incident.

The firm did not say if the refinery's operations had been affected.