The Rio Tinto Yarwun plant.
The Rio Tinto Yarwun plant. Gladstone Observer

Investigation launched after CQ worker burnt by acid

UPDATE 8.25am: A MAN was unloading chemicals onsite at Rio Tinto Alcan Yarwun when he suffered second-degree burns this morning, a company spokesperson said.

The Rio Tinto Alcan Yarwun spokesperson said the worker was taken to the Gladstone Hospital by the Queensland Ambulance Service.

They said an investigation is underway. 

BREAKING 6.50AM: QUEENSLAND Ambulance crews are racing to a CQ Rio Tinto site following reports a worker has suffered burns from acid.

Initial reports indicate a 35-year-old man has suffered second degree chemical burns to his face, arms and body at the Rio Tinto Yarwun plant.

He is reportedly being treated at the scene by fellow staff members awaiting emergency help.

More updates to come.



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