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Worker asphyxiated while working in confined tanker

The Case

DPP v Marshall Lethlean Industries Pty Ltd (2022)

In October 2018, an apprentice working at a Marshall Lethlean Industries factory died of asphyxiation while carrying out cleaning work in a confined tanker.

A welder and faulty wire feeder that leaked argon gas had been left in the tanker after the cleaning work that had been carried out the previous day. The argon gas reduced the oxygen supply, causing the apprentice to die of asphyxiation.

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