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Two men die in Dubai aluminium factory incident

Investigation launched after two workers die during routine maintenance operation at Emirates Global Aluminium site in Dubai

Two men die in Dubai aluminium factory incident
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Emirates Global Aluminium said on Tuesday that two workers died after an incident at its Jebel Ali site in Dubai.

The industrial giant said it "deeply regrets" the tragedy which took place on Monday evening during a routine maintenance operation.

EGA said in a statement that its emergency response procedures were activated, and the relevant authorities in Dubai were notified and have been providing support at Jebel Ali.

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

A team of EGA specialists is currently investigating the incident to understand the factors involved, EGA added.

"EGA is offering the men’s families every possible support at this tragic time," the statement said without giving any further details about the incident.