The Operator of the Northern Territory’s Ranger uranium mine revealed that despite a worker slipping over at a toxic spill, he did not suffer any injuries.

The Manufacturing Workers Union reported that the man was provided with first-aid treatment  after he fell shoulder high into a pool of acid and uranium.

Energy Resources of Australia chief executive Andrea Sutton has denied allegations that the man fell into the slurry that deeply.

“We had an individual working that slipped over in the slurry material dropping to their hands and knees,” Ms Sutton said.

“The material was promptly washed off as per the site hygiene procedures and the material itself poses no serious threat to those working in the clean-up.”

The union revealed to the media that a worker was injured and had subsequently refused to return to work.

However, the ERA said the person who slipped had done so days before and did return to work.

The man who slipped was allegedly wearing protective equipment including waist-high waders and acid-resistant gloves.

Further comment by the union is expected.

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Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-16/mine-operator-denies-worker-fell-into-uranium-slurry-up-to-armp/5159642?section=nt

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