Incident Type

Gas main rupture leading to a fire, causing minor burns to a nearby worker.

Date of Incident

November 22nd, 2023

Penalty Imposed

Not applicable, as the incident is not subject to a court case. The response involved emergency services and utility technicians for assessment and repairs.

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Introduction

A gas main rupture on Darley Rd, Manly, Sydney, led to a fire that caused burns to a man working nearby, with Fire and Rescue NSW highlighting the potential for a catastrophic explosion.

Details of the Incident

The incident occurred around 10.45 am on Wednesday when a gas main burst into flames. A nearby worker suffered minor burns to his hands and face due to the blaze and received immediate medical attention at the scene before being hospitalized.

Operational Context

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) responded to the incident, focusing on cooling down neighbouring utilities to prevent further damage. However, they refrained from extinguishing the fire directly due to the high risk of a catastrophic explosion.

Court’s Decision and Impact on Victims

As this incident is not a court case, there is no decision or legal impact to report. The primary focus remains on the safety measures and the response to the emergency situation.

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