Man killed by gas explosion in work ute

Tuesday, 07 August, 2018

Man killed by gas explosion in work ute

A gas explosion safety alert has been issued by the ACT Work Safety Commissioner following the tragic death of a man from a gas explosion that occurred in a work vehicle parked outside a school in Canberra late on 2 August 2018.

Preliminary investigations indicate that an acetylene gas bottle leaked into a compartment at the back of a work ute and an ignition source has caused an explosion, tragically killing the driver who was standing next to the vehicle.

The ACT Work Safety Commissioner has issued a gas explosion safety alert as a reminder to everyone responsible for the storage and transportation of gas cylinders.

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