SafeWork SA investigates burn accidents at Port Pirie

safework-sa-logoSafeWork SA is conducting an investigation over two burn accidents which happened on the same day this month at the Port Pirie.

ABC News reported that South Australia’s work safety watchdog is investigating whether the smelting company breached workplace safety laws after two of its workers suffered serious burns on January 3.

A 53-year-old worker suffered burns to his face and neck while cleaning a hot flue. Shortly afterwards, a 43-year-old worker suffered burns to his feet, thighs and hands while cleaning waste products in the same area. The victims were brought to the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

The smelter refused to comment over the incidents. SafeWork SA will not reveal more details regarding the incident as investigations are still ongoing.

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