STRONG pipeline explosion in Ecatepec de Morelos; 1 dead worker reported

STRONG pipeline explosion in Ecatepec de Morelos; 1 dead worker reported
STRONG pipeline explosion in Ecatepec de Morelos; 1 dead worker reported

Written in SECURITY he 5/14/2024 · 3:58 p.m.

Ecatepec de Morelos, State of Mexico.- This Tuesday, May 14, one person lost their life and one more was injured as a result of a strong explosion in the mines settled in the community of Chichonautla, in the municipality of Ecatepec de Morelos, in the State of Mexico. After the mines exploded, the neighbors channeled the case to the 911 emergency number to request medical support.

Given the emergency call, the authorities went to the damaged area and after some reviews and collecting some testimonies, they confirmed that the events were triggered after an operator carried out perforations with heavy machinerythis being the device that accidentally pierced a duct. This caused the explosion that claimed the life of the driver, while another worker suffered wounds, who was transferred to a hospital, where he is currently receiving medical attention. There have been no updates on his health status. The identity of both victims remains confidential, it is only known that the deceased male was 50 years old.

Municipal Police agents were in charge of delimiting the area with yellow tape to preserve the evidence, which will be collected by Expert Services personnel to be subjected to investigation in order to clarify all the details of the incident. On the other hand, workers at Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) are already on their way to identify the affected pipeline and coordinate the repairs to avoid future tragedies.

Local sources confirmed that the explosion also caused havoc to the roof of a nearby home, as well as several water tanks. The presence of elements of the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) was also required to carry out the removal of the body and transfer the remains to the amphitheater, where they will continue with the legal autopsy that will reveal the cause of death, time, among other information. Later, relatives will be able to claim the individual’s body.

Source: Tribuna Sonora

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