Fire Safety TrainingA man has been hospitalized  with serious burns following a workplace accident at a fuel station in Canberra’s north.

The middle-aged man was doing contract work at Caltex service station in Maribyrnong Avenue at Kaleen.

He attempting to repair something underground when a fibreglass fuel tank caught fire.

The man was rushed to Canberra Hospital with serious burns to his arms and legs, and potential airway burns.

He is in a serious,albeit stable condition.

ACT Work Safety commissioner Mark McCabe says an investigator is at the scene.

“Our investigator will be attempting to ascertain how this accident happened? Could it have been avoided?” he said.

“What should be done to ensure that we don’t have an accident like that again in the future?”

The service station has since reopened.

Source :http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-11/man-burned-at-kaleen-services-station/4254954?section=act 

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