Hazardous Materials Incident - Eastern Creek

Published: 04 Mar 2022 09:27am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews are attending a hazardous materials incident at a waste transfer station at Eastern Creek in western Sydney.

Numerous NSW Ambulances are en-route to the premises in Kangaroo Avenue where 16 workers have been affected by a leak of an unknown substance.

Firefighters have provided initial emergency medical care to two of the workers.

50 people have been evacuated and the waste station has been shut down.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority ( NSW EPA ) has been notified and is liaising with FRNSW Hazmat specialists.

Duty Commander, Inspector Dean Emery details FRNSW's role in this HAZMAT incident:

https://vimeo.com/684444759/09cede41df [external link]

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) for an emergency can be the difference between life and death.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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