Worker injured in scrap yard fire in comatose

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A man is in comatose after suffering serious burn injuries in a fire at a scrap metal yard in southwest Sydney on Friday.

The 26-year-old worker was operating a machine to move scrap metal at the yard on Claremont Avenue in Greenacre at about 6:30pm on Friday when an explosion happened.

The man managed to free himself from the console of the excavator but not before he suffered serious burns.

Paramedics and fire brigades were called immediately to the scene. He was given first aid and was brought to Royal North Shore Hospital with burns to 20 percent of his body.

The fire was contained and extinguished.

WorkCover and Bankstown Local Area Command investigators are investigating the cause of the fire.


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