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NSW Resources Regulator issues safety alert after worker suffers burn injuries during hot work

Jul 5th 2022

NSW Resources Regulator issues safety alert after worker suffers burn injuries during hot work

NSW Resources Regulator has issued a safety alert after a boilermaker received burns in an incident involving the ignition of a flammable substance.

The regulator says the incident happened on June 7 2022, when the boilermaker was replacing a plug on a Caterpillar 6050 face shovel.

NSW Resources Regulator said “The boilermaker was striking an arc on a test piece adjacent to the access point in the superstructure void when a flammable substance ignited, burning his face.”

“We conducted a site assessment and identified the superstructure void had not been adequately ventilated or purged to remove ignition sources during the repair work.”

Read the full safety alert here.

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