Garbage truck ablaze

By 16 December, 2013 2

A patient with burns to his body has been transported to the Canberra Hospital by the ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS).

A garbage truck caught alight near the Hawker Soccer Club this morning, Monday, December 16.

One fire crew responded along with a Commander.

The fire was extinguished quickly and crews are remaining on scene for investigations by Worksafe ACT.

The cause is yet to be determined.

11:29 AM

ACT Fire and Rescue have departed the scene of the garbage truck fire at the Belconnen Soccer Club, corner Springvale Drive and Belconnen Way, Hawker.

The thirty-eight-year-old man suffered superficial burns to 15 per cent of his body, including face, neck and arms.

He was transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

A call was made to Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 10:42am.

12:34 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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2 Responses to Garbage truck ablaze
#1
johnboy1:10 pm, 16 Dec 13

This posted to facebook by an eyewitness:

Garbage truck exploded. Garbage man severely burnt. I got to him first with water. Johnno got the hose and put out the fire. I called police fire ambos. He’s being treated now. Everything is crazy

#2
Ben_Dover2:10 pm, 16 Dec 13

johnboy said :

Garbage truck exploded.
Garbage man severely burnt.
I got to him first with water.
Johnno got the hose and put out the fire.
I called police fire ambos.
He’s being treated now.
Everything is crazy

Pure poetry.

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