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Two Indians killed in Mina Al Ahmadi refinery fire

Friday, January 14, 2022
Two Indians killed in Mina Al Ahmadi refinery fire

Two Indians killed and five others injured in a fire that broke out at Mina Al Ahmadi refinery . The fire broke out in Unit No. 32 of the Gas Liquefaction Factory in Al-Ahmadi Refinery.

The deceased are identified as Sikkandhur Kasali Maraikayar from Tamil Nadu and Hari Chandra Reddi Kona from Odhisa. They are contract workers of Arabi Enertech. According to reports, around 10 people are injured and were shifted to Al Adan hospital and those with serious burn injuries are shifted to Al babtain burn hospital.

Indian ambassador H E Sibi George condoled the death of the two Indian nationals who were killed in the fire accident. Ambassador Sibi George and Hon’ble Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil visited Al-Babtain Hospital where 5 workers were being treated in intensive care.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water inspected the site after controlling the fire.

The Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy, Dr. Muhammad Al-Faris, issued directives to form a high-level, impartial technical investigation committee whose members will be experienced and specialized to study and evaluate the Ahmadi refinery fire accident and determine its causes.

Al-Fares said in a press statement that the committee will determine if there has been any failure by any party and set the necessary mechanisms to avoid such a case in the future and will urgently submit its recommendations to the Minister and the Chairman of the Petroleum Corporation’s board of directors to take the necessary action based on the results of the investigation.

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Monday, January 17, 2022
Truly said. That is the fact.
Only presentations & useless talks

Sunday, January 16, 2022
Heartfelt condolence to the families of the departed souls. Hope the embassy officials will liaise with their Company and do necessary action to obtain the adequate insurance amount/ compensation for the family of the deceased workers.

Sunday, January 16, 2022
@Super Truth

Yes I don''t know anything about safety. But you appear to be a master in safety. If HSE specialists are not made accountable to prevent accidents, then who is responsible for that? What are these most decorative positions for? Are these positions good enough only to give useless big PowerPoint presentations, conduct after accident debriefing meetings etc. With no real competency, what can we expect from them, when every Tom, Dick and Harry in Kuwait is a HSE specialist with a fake NEBOSH certificate.

Super Truth
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Don''t just blame Safety Profession for all incidents when you don''t know anything about safety. The responsibility for preventing incidents is not in the hand''s safety specialists.

Saturday, January 15, 2022
The KPC companies are full of HSE specialists only, yet they cannot prevent such ghastly accidents. RIP the poor workers who laid their lives while on duty and praying to God for early recovery of the seriously injured.

May God be kind to them and to their families in this festival season.

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