1 killed, 1 injured in Daura fire

by Ben Lando

Thursday, 1 October 2009

BAGHDAD – A Midland Refineries official confirmed one worker was killed and another remains in intensive care at a Baghdad hospital following an accidental fire at the refinery Wednesday.

The official said the Daura Refinery productivity is not impacted by the fire.

As Iraq Oil Report published Wednesday, it was started by a spark from a cable near the tanker.

The tanker was recently recovered from benzene smugglers. It was brought outside the eastern gate of the refinery, where it was connected to a fuel pump, which sent the fuel to a storage unit inside the refinery gate.

The fire was contained to the tanker and extinguished soon after the blaze.

- Ben Lando, Iraq Oil Report