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Incident involving worker safety at Ranger uranium mine

Chemical scare at Ranger uranium mine By Louisa Rebgetz  ABC News, Aug 12, 2010 Uranium miner Energy Resources of Australia has confirmed four workers at its Ranger mine in the Northern Territory needed medical help after being exposed to chemicals during a shift.ERA says an alarm went off at the mine on Tuesday and two workers immediately went into a decommissioned safe room.

But the ABC has been told by an anonymous source the room had clear signage saying it was an ammonia safe room.

When they went inside they were overcome by ammonia fumes.

The source says the men almost passed out and thought they were going to die…..Chemical scare at Ranger uranium mine – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

August 13, 2010 - Posted by | Northern Territory, safety, uranium | , ,

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