07:17 am, Monday 31 May, 2010
A man who caused an explosion at work by lighting a cigarette has been fined for violating occupational health and safety laws.
The man pleaded guilty before the Industrial Court to causing the blast at a workplace at West Croydon in Adelaide in June 2007. He was fined $4,000.
He used his cigarette lighter, which led to a blast that left two other workers seriously burnt.
Last year, the worker’s employer was fined $30,000 over the same incident.