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Investigators have found that the Queensland underground mine where a worker was injured by hydrocarbon refrigerant igniting in their truck’s cabin earlier this year had been using the highly flammable product since “around 2010”. This is despite unauthorised hydrocarbon refrigerant retrofits being outlawed in Queensland under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004. Continue reading Queensland mine trucks had been using HCs for a decade before blast injured driver: Investigators

Fine for transporting flammable gas in van

Melbourne-based Cool Dynamics Refrigeration was fined $285,000 late last year over in incident in which a 25-year-old refrigeration mechanic died when his work van exploded. The case highlighted safety issues surrounding the transportation of dangerous goods – an issue that will become all the more acute as flammable refrigerants become the norm. The company was Continue reading Fine for transporting flammable gas in van