News Releases

Experiment goes wrong with explosion at Melbourne lab

back to list
08 Nov 2013
A man escaped serious injury after an explosion at a Melbourne University chemistry lab.

Firefighters were alerted to the blaze via an alarm at 4.17pm on Friday October 8.

Crews whilst en-route were advised that there had been an explosion in the chemistry lab with possibly one injured male still on site .

Crews arrived to find a male with hand injuries. Firefighters assisted the patient until Ambulance Victoria attended and continued treatment and transported the patient to hospital.

Shortly after arrival crews called for specialised Hazmat appliances so the remaining chemicals could be assessed and the scene made safe.  Air monitoring was conducted for a period of time after the incident.

Work Safe will be attending the scene.

No information available to download
Back to top
Facts and Features
Safety Tip

The Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council (AFAC) recommends monthly testing of smoke alarms to ensure they are working correctly.

Its True

Only working Smoke Alarms save lives.

Dial 000 for emergency