Explosion Injures Eight at Pemex Vinyls Complex

Sissell, Kara
November 2003
Chemical Week;11/26/2003, Vol. 165 Issue 43, p14
Trade Publication
Reports on the explosions that happened at the Pajaritos vinyls complex in Mexico City, Mexico owned by the Pemex Petroquimica, the petrochemical division of Mexican oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, on November 15, 2003. Number of casualties from the accident; Cause of the explosion; Plan of the division to expand its production of vinyl chloride monomer.


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