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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 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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