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Saudi waste treatment plant fire kills six

02 January 2013

Civil Defense spokesman Colonel Ali al-Qahtani told the Saudi Press Agency that six foreign workers died in a fire which broke out in a tank containing benzene and diesel mixture at the Environment Development Limited Company (EDCO) waste treatment plant in the industrial city of Jubail, eastern Saudi Arabia. 

He said the fire broke out as workers were “conducting maintenance and welding,” resulting in an explosion, adding that the fire was fully contained by firefighters. Dozens were also injured in the explosion and blaze on December 22.

EDCO provides environmental services including hazardous waste management, environmental engineering and site remediation.

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