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Pemex refineries lack supervision against accidents

Despite the fact that Pemex registered 119 work accidents in the six refineries of the country between 2014 and 2018, the regulator that inspects the facilities and activities of the sector in terms of industrial safety has only imposed three fines since the beginning of that period and up to January 2020.

In addition, in five plants there were 22 deaths from work incidents from 2009 to 2019; half occurred in Ciudad Madero and Tamaulipas, indicate data obtained via transparency.

The National Agency for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection of the Hydrocarbons Sector carried out seven inspections to verify the recommended safety actions in the refineries between 2018 and 2019.

In 2018, for example, it made 1,139 observations at five refineries and four complexes, of which only 45% were attended.