Six workers injured in Greek refinery fire

Six workers were injured Friday when a fire broke out at an oil refinery near the Greek capital city of Athens, the country’s largest refiner said.

The fire had been immediately extinguished by specialized personnel at the Aspropyrgos refinery and there was no need for the intervention by the fire brigade, the Hellenic Petroleum said in a press release.

The accident occurred during routine maintenance works, said the oil company.

Workers told local media that the alarm did not go off to notify employees of an evacuation from the site on time.

The company said it would launch an investigation into the alleged malfunction of the alarm system.

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