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Accident claims life of oil worker in Kuwait, another injured

Kuwait Oil Company said accident was caused by ignition of gases during drilling operations at Al-Sabriya Refinery

Accident claims life of oil worker in Kuwait, another injured

KOC revealed it has formed a committee to investigate the accident. Image for illustrative purposes only

A worker was killed and another injured following an accident at a drilling tower in the Al-Sabriya Refinery, in the north of Kuwait.

In a statement, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) said the accident occurred at dawn on Thursday and was caused by a sudden ignition of the accompanying gases during the drilling operations of the tower, which resulted in a small fire.

KOC revealed it has formed a committee to investigate the accident and stressed in the statement that the safety of workers is or paramount importance.

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