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Dangers of hot-work cutting on old fuel tanks

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, October 03, 2012

This safety alert from Worksafe in Western Australia highlights the danger when hot-work is performed on tanks or vessels that have previously contained flammable or combustible liquids or gases.

The safety alert highlights how a man was killed in WA when the angle grinder he was using to cut up a disused tank caused an explosion of chemical vapour inside the tank.

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