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Date PostedMarch 11, 2018

Circular Quay Site Explosions and Fire Erupts


A demolition site at the corner of Pitt Street and Alfred Street, Circular Quay erupted in flames and plumes of smoke recently, requiring 12 people be treated for respiratory problems.

It was reported that dozens of firefighters battled the blaze which was allegedly ignited by a powerful torch.The fire caused nearby office buildings and Circular Quay train station to be evacuated.

The blaze caused a number of gas cylinders to explode and other cylinders had to be removed by fire crews to prevent further explosions.

Luckily no one was injured in the incident and there wasn’t any structural collapse.Source: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/explosions-fire-at-construction-site-in-circular-quay-20180213-h0vzf6.html v

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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