Saudi Aramco confirms death of contractor in Abqaiq oil pipeline leak

Saudi Aramco confirms death of contractor in Abqaiq oil pipeline leak
Oil tanks seen at the Saudi Aramco headquarters in Dammam city. (Reuters file photo)
Updated 18 February 2017

Saudi Aramco confirms death of contractor in Abqaiq oil pipeline leak

Saudi Aramco confirms death of contractor in Abqaiq oil pipeline leak

DHAHRAN: A Saudi Aramco emergency response team managed to contain an oil pipeline leak which occurred near the company’s operations in Abqaiq on Saturday, the company said.
In a written statement, the oil giant said: "Saudi Aramco regrets to inform the death of one contractor, and three other injuries involving one employee and two contractors."
The injured workers were immediately transferred to local medical emergency facilities. Two contractors have been discharged, the remaining company employee is in stable condition, the statement added.
"The company’s emergency team continues to ensure the safety of the affected area and will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident," said the statement.