Two men killed during maintenance of industrial furnace in Jebel Ali
August 15, 2018 – Owner EGA expresses regret after tragic deaths during routine maintenance
Emirates Global Aluminium has issued a statement following the deaths of two workers at its Jebel Ali site yesterday evening.
The men were working at an industrial furnace which was shut down for routine maintenance and was not operational at the time, said EGA.
“EGA deeply regrets to confirm that an incident took place during a routine maintenance operation in which two men tragically lost their lives,” it wrote in the statement. “EGA’s emergency response procedures were activated, and the relevant authorities in Dubai were notified and have been providing support at Jebel Ali. EGA is offering the men’s families every possible support at this tragic time.”
EGA added that a team of specialists is currently investigating the incident to understand the factors involved.