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Man burnt in drill rig diesel blaze

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Police say they are assisting Workplace Health and Safety investigators to determine the cause of an industrial accident in Queensland's south-west.

A man in his 60s has been flown to a Brisbane hospital suffering significant burns after a diesel fire at Eromanga, west of Quilpie, yesterday afternoon.

It is believed the fire happened at an exploration drilling rig.

Senior Sergeant Steve Perkins says police attended the scene but details are still sketchy.

"Petroleum and gas inspectors are investigating the matter," he said.

"Last night and this morning Charleville police deployed an officer trained in forensics to investigate, along with a scenes of crime officer.

"Both these officers will provide assistance to these inspectors."

Reported by ABC News


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