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Investigations launched after two employees sustain injuries at NSW quarry

Jun 14th 2024

Investigations launched after two employees sustain injuries at NSW quarry

An investigation has been launched by the NSW Resources Regulator following a serious incident at a quarry in southwestern New South Wales.

The incident happened on 13th May 2024 around 11:50 am, resulting in burn injuries for two workers as a result of cleaning fluid igniting with a cordless handheld blower.

“The workers were changing the lubricating oil on a Nordberg HP300 cone crusher using rags and brake cleaning fluid to remove sludge that had accumulated in the oil reservoir,” the regulator says in an investigation report.

Following the incident, the first worker was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital due to burns on his face, chest, and arms. Conversely, the second worker, who sustained superficial injuries of a less severe nature, was released from the hospital later that day.

Read the full report on the NSW Resources Regulator’s website.

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