a container with 10% nickel solution; 10% phosphorous solution y 2% ammonium hydroxide solutionexploded this morning in a warehouse of the maquiladora Javid de México de Nogales, Sonora; Two people were reported injured.
The events occurred around two in the morning this Tuesday, September 17 at the maquiladora company located in the Industrial Park San Carlos de Nogales. According to versions of an operator on the second shift, one of the containers exploded while they were working and in turn splashed him with the content.
The person in charge of the area stated that they are hazardous waste and that they store it temporarily before disposing of it in its chemical room and so that the company can later come to collect it and give it final disposal.
Injured in the incident two people aged 23 and 43 respectively. The first due to chemical burns on the upper limbs and face and the second due to intoxication. Both went transferred to a hospital nearby, where One of them has already been discharged.
Raúl Alonso Camarena, coordinator of the Northern Sonora Civil Protection Zone, reported that the spill is already controlled, thanks to the coordination and timely action with Civil Protection, Police and Firefighters of Nogales.
He explained that the substances that were involved are: 10% nickel solution; 10% phosphorous solution and 2% ammonium hydroxide solution.
The Sonora Civil Protection element, after carrying out a general inspection of the property, explained that the company did present its internal civil protection program, which is in approval status.
After the incident with chemical substances that caused injuries to two of its employees, Sonora Civil Protection suspended maquiladora operations Javid from Mexico in Nogales, in a period of five days, until the observations detected in your property are corrected.
He added that the same company will be responsible for lifting and confinement of the product spilled.
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