MEXICO CITY, June 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:ICA) (NYSE:ICA), the largest infrastructure and construction company in Mexico, announced today that on June 11, 2014 an accident occurred at the construction site of our affiliate Industria del Hierro, for the Ayatsil – C Platform in the facilities located in Matarredonda, Veracruz. Seven workers are confirmed dead and one is injured. We share in the grief of and express our deepest condolences to the victims' families and loved ones.
Based on the information available at this time, the accident occurred when a group of workers was dismantling scaffolding from the marine platform at a height of approximately 40 meters. The workers were in a man basket held by a Manitowoc 600 Ton Crane, which fell with the workers in it. The cause of the accident is unknown. Industria del Hierro is conducting the site investigations in coordination with the government authorities.
The safety and security of our colleagues is of utmost importance for our company. We are currently reaching out to assist the injured and the families of those who lost their lives. We will allocate the necessary resources to determine as soon as possible the cause of the accident and implement any necessary preventive measures in the future.
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Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. is Mexico's largest infrastructure company. ICA carries out large-scale civil and industrial construction projects and operates a portfolio of long-term assets, including airports, toll roads, water systems, and real estate. Founded in 1947, ICA is listed on the Mexican and New York Stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://ri.ica.mx/
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