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UPDATE: Workers medically cleared after gas detectors triggered

Incident at QGC Kenya camp.
Incident at QGC Kenya camp. www.fire.qld.gov.au

UPDATE: A QGC spokesperson has confirmed an inspection of the Matilda John site this afternoon found no evidence of any gas leak.

Access to the well site is restricted and an investigation has been commissioned by QGC.

 

3pm: AN exclusion zone has been set up at a QCG CSG well about 25km south-east of Miles after an incident this morning.

A QGC spokesperson said two well-site technicians had been working at the Matilda John site when one of their personal gas detectors was triggered.

Both technicians moved away from the site and Queensland Emergency Services, including Careflight, responded.

Both technicians had been assessed by a doctor and cleared.

The spokesperson said no one had been airlifted from the site for medical attention despite a recent report from Queensland Ambulance Services.

The Careflight helicopter had returned to Toowoomba.

Access to the site had been restricted by an exclusion zone and the incident was being managed by QGC.

 

1pm: A FEMALE has been airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital after a chemical leak at QGC's Kenya site this morning.

A Queensland Ambulance Services spokesperson said the woman was suffering from nausea and airlifted in accordance with QGC's emergency procedures policy.

Chinchilla's Fire Auxiliary is still onsite.

 

11:22am- CHINCHILLA'S emergency services teams are onsite at QGC's Kenya camp in Wieambilla.

The local Fire Auxiliary was called to a suspected gas leak at the site at 11.22am today.

More details to come.

Topics:  chinchilla, emergency, qgc


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