Hot works spark quarry fire

A WORKER doing maintenance at a Victorian quarry has sparked a blaze on a hopper line and screen, prompting the state’s safety watchdog to issue a warning about having proper controls in place for hot works.

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Worksafe warns quarry operators to have proper controls in place when carrying out hot works.

The worker, who had been using an oxy-acetylene torch to cut bolts, was unable to contain the blaze and emergency services had to be called to extinguish the fire.