Worker injured in Reman refinery blast in Brazil

A weekend explosion at the Isaac Sabbá refinery (Reman) of Brazil's Petrobras left one worker with burns, the company confirmed on Tuesday.

The blast took place in the industrial waste treatment unit of the Reman refinery on Saturday night, and was controlled by the Petrobras on-site emergency services team.

The employee was then transferred to the burns unit of a local hospital, with the company "providing support to the employee and his family". Some reports said the injured worker had suffered burns to 75% of his body.

Petrobras said the explosion did not cause any environmental damage. The company did not comment on if operations had been impacted. 

The full cause of the blast was still being investigated.

The Reman refinery has an installed capacity of 46,000 bpd, according to the company's website.

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