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Five killed in Guatemala metal plant explosion

15 August 2016

At least five people were killed and four injured by a boiler explosion at a nickel processing plant in Guatemala, according to Hoy.com. The incident occurred at in the northern province of Izabal at the Guatemalan Nickel Company (CGN Pronico) mine in El Estor.

Fenix Project - Image: Solway Group
Fenix Project - Image: Solway Group

Pronico, a subsidiary of the Swiss Solway Group, operates the Fenix Project which includes a large nickel mine, power plant and metal processing facility. It began operations in 2014 and provides jobs for 1,770 employees and hundreds of local contractors, according to the company website.


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