Gas Explosion Footage - Westdale
Published: 14 Dec 2021 05:05pm
UPDATE: New explosion footage regarding this incident is now available, as attached. Video credit: www.weathermate.live.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews responded to an explosion last night at Westdale, on the outskirts of Tamworth, in the state's New England area.
Crews arrived at a transport company factory in Phoenix Street just after 5pm when they discovered a tanker trailer full of Liquid Nitrogen had exploded.
An 18-thousand litre cylinder had suffered a mechanical fault and over-pressurised, causing the blast which sent debris up to 100 metres away.
A building on the property was badly damaged.
An employee was treated by NSW Ambulance for minor injuries at the scene.
Firefighters immediately established an exclusion zone around the site and opened the release valves on three remaining Liquid Nitrogen cylinders, monitoring the atmosphere overnight to render the scene safe.
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm
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