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Emirates Global Aluminium confirms two workers killed in Dubai

Emirates Global Aluminium confirms two workers killed in Dubai

The company said the incident occurred during a routine maintenance operation

UAE industrial firm Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has confirmed two of its workers were killed on Monday evening during a routine maintenance operation.

The company said in a statement that the incident, “in which two men tragically lost their lives”, occurred at its Jebel Ali site.

“EGA’s emergency response procedures were activated, and the relevant authorities in Dubai were notified and have been providing support at Jebel Ali,” EGA, which has a workforce of 7,000 people, said.

The men were working at an industrial furnace, which had been shut down for routine maintenance and was not operational at the time, the company confirmed.

It added that a team of specialists was investigating the incident to “understand the factors involved”.

“EGA is offering the men’s families every possible support at this tragic time,” the company concluded.

Local media reported that a police investigation is also underway.

The National said the men were standing in front of a furnace when bricks collapsed on top of them, pushing them inside the smelter.

The identities of the workers were not disclosed.

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