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Death in water tank sparks warning to bosses

Death in water tank sparks warning to bosses

THE death of a man repairing a water tank at Dyraaba last August is one of several tragedies in NSW last year that sparked a warning about the dangers of working in a confined space.

Bosses are being urged to do more to protect employees as SafeWork NSW investigates a number of fatalities in 2018 involving working in confined spaces.

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said: "Small spaces like silos, chimneys, tunnels and tanks are not designed to be worked in regularly, but sometimes they need to be accessed for cleaning, maintenance or repairs".

"This can quickly become dangerous if oxygen levels deplete and air quality is polluted by chemicals or other fumes."

Further dertails and the full article can be read online on the Lismore Echo