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Battery blow in Darwin

THE Northern Territory’s work safety watchdog has warned workers to avoid leaving lithium-ion power tool batteries in vehicles following the explosion of a lithium-ion battery attached to a cordless impact wrench that had been left on the back seat over the weekend.

The image shows the still smoking lithium-ion battery after being extinguished by a dry power extinguisher.

The image shows the still smoking lithium-ion battery after being extinguished by a dry power extinguisher.

The explosion happened on a 31C day in Darwin on January 23, with other material left on the seat igniting and severely damaging the interior of the vehicle. According to NT Worksafe, the cordless impact...

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