Worker Suffers Minor Burns In Industrial Accident

May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

A 48-year-old male worker refuelling a power washer on Sunday [May 19] is understood to have sustained minor burns to his hands after fumes from the fuel ignited, according to police.

A police spokesperson said, “It now appears that the industrial accident that occurred around 8:45am Sunday, May 19th involved a 48-year-old male worker refuelling a power washer that was being used to clean the windows of Washington Mall in the City of Hamilton.

“Apparently fumes from the fuel ignited and some fuel spilled, which also caught fire, with flames spreading to a nearby hydraulic lift.

“However, colleagues of the worker involved managed to quickly move the hydraulic lift and extinguish the fire.

“The 48-year-old man is understood to have sustained minor burns to his hands – but declined medical treatment at the scene.

“Temporary traffic diversions were in effect for just over an hour as a precaution and the Government Health and Safety Officer has been notified.”

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