Spill Results in Severe BurnsNathan Cartwright
Spill Results in Severe Burns
A South Windsor worker suffered serious burns to 40% of his body as a result of spilled liquids not being immediately cleaned up.
The 25 year old man slipped in a puddle of thinners at around noon on the 15th of July.
As a result, the thinners soaked his clothes and were set alight by sparks from a nearby lathe, engulfing him in fire.
He was then taken to North Sydney Hospital in a critical but stable condition.
This incident clearly shows that workplace spills are both an OHS and environmental issue. If due diligence was exercised this injury could have been avoided.