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Welding Blast Leads to Safety Improvements

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Safety improvements will be made at Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) depots as a result of an incident in Alexandra last year.

A worker suffered second degree burns when the fuel tank he was welding exploded.

WorkSafe says the worker was not told he would need to clean the tank or remove fuel before he started welding.

The DSE has agreed to employ a health and safety worker for its regional depots, invest in safety leadership and advertise the dangers of welding fuel drums.

Reported by ABC News


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