Man injured in lithium battery explosion - North Wollongong

Published: 18 Oct 2022 03:08pm

A man has suffered significant facial injuries following a lithium battery explosion in North Wollongong.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) was called to a business in Ralph Black Drive around 1.30 pm after reports of a loud blast.
Firefighters found a small amount of smoke issuing from the property and a fire. Crews quickly extinguished the flames and ventilated the building.
NSW Ambulance treated a man at the scene for burns and prepared him to be airlifted to hospital.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:13pm

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