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Dubai Police investigate fatal accident in Jebel Ali

Dubai issued a construction site safety warning last week after two workers died from electric shocks

Dubai Police investigate fatal accident in Jebel Ali

Dubai Police is investing the death of two workers who died on Saturday after falling into a large, burning furnace at an aluminium factory in Jebel Ali, Dubai.

Authorities were alerted of the accident at 6pm, reported local media.

Officials said several bricks fell onto workers' heads, causing them to fall into the nearby fiery furnace, workers at the factory told authorities. 

The bodies were transferred to the forensic department for a full investigation into the circumstances of their death, Dubai Police said.

The men’s nationalities and ages were not disclosed.

Dubai last week issued a construction site safety warning after two workers died from electric shocks, one while installing wiring and the other while fitting cables into lamps.

It called on companies to ensure they follow safety procedures to avoid causing the deaths of workers at sites.

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