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Official statement of Solway Investment Group on the accident at Compania Procesadora De Niquel De Isabal S.A. (Proinco), Guatemala.

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On August 14, 2016 at approximately 3.30 am there was an explosion of the boiler at the Compania Procesadora de Niquel de Isabal S.A. (Pronico).


At the moment five people are confirmed to die in the accident; three more were injured and are currently undergoing treatments in a number of hospitals at Guatemala City and El Estor; two employees with minor injuries were released home after treatment. More casualties might be expected.


The cause of explosion is currently investigated in cooperation with the local and central authorities. The results of investigation will be further announced after all the official procedures will be completed.


Pronico’s management expresses deepest condolences to the families of the dead ones. All the necessary expenses caused by the loss of the family members or the employees’ partial disabilities caused by the accident would be covered as per the standard procedures request.


“Our first and foremost responsibility as managers is to promote and protect the health, safety, and well-being of all of our workers, contract personnel, and members of our host communities. Unfortunately, accidents like this are not unique for the industry. We thoroughly investigate their causes and draw the most detailed conclusions to increase our safety standards” – said Pronico’s Administrative Director, Fernando Vega.


For more information please contact Pronico directly at +502 7720-1800 or rcorporativas@cgn.com.gt