Jun 14th 2022
Workers treated after exposure to potentially acidic dust at WA lithium plant
Six workers were reportedly exposed to potentially acidic dust at a Western Australian lithium plant, according to ABC News.
Reports indicate the incident happened last Thursday when dust from an incorrect chemical mix escaped through a vent.
"Six contractors visited the site's medical centre for first-aid treatment prior to being released," the company said in a statement.
"An internal review was conducted, and further controls and mitigations are in place for any future occurrence.
"The dust presents no harm to the environment or community."
The plant is under investigation for other workplace safety issues.
An improvement notice issued by WorkSafe last week requires the plant to install safety barriers to ensure the safety of those working near the plant.
Read the full story on ABC News.
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