Two workers hospitalised with serious burn injuries after Australia factory blast
03 July 2018
Two men are in hospital after an explosion and fire on July 3 at a factory in Smithfield, western Sydney. A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said six crews attended and treated two men at the scene with serious burns, one with burns to 36% of his body, the other with 18% burns. Sixty firefighters fought the blaze, which spread to a nearby building.
Local media said the explosion and subsequent fire was caused by a gas bottle, however NSW Police said in a statement that extensive damage to the building means it will take some time for the cause and origin of the fire to be determined.
The fire caused traffic chaos for commuters transiting the area during the evening peak.