VIC: Fire Interrupts Construction Work in School

Reported by Julia | 12 Nov, 2010

Construction work in a college in Bendigo has been halted after a fire broke out at the construction site on Wednesday. Students had to be evacuated after about 300 polystyrene cubes caught fire around noon. Greg Stead, CFA station officer, said a spark from an oxy acetylene cutter may have started the fire. “That sort …

SA: Fertiliser Stockpile in Port May Cause Mass Explosion – Report

Reported by Julia | 29 Oct, 2010

A blast zone kilometres-wide would be produced by an explosion in Port Adelaide, in which fertiliser weighing up to 160 tonnes are stored, reports reveal. SafeWork SA released a report stating that stockpiles of ammonium nitrate in a plant might “mass explode” and devastate nearby areas, including a planned residential zone. It says even a …

SA: Worksite Blaze Leads to Fines for Construction Firm

Reported by Julia | 24 Sep, 2010

A construction company has been fined close to $20,000 by the SA Industrial Court yesterday over a worksite fire in 2008. Industrial Magistrate Michael Ardlie heard a worker was cutting metal in a construction site in South Australia in March 2008 when sparks set the dry grass in the premises ablaze. It then developed into …