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Preventing and detecting gas leaks in the workplace

Posted by NOSA on Feb 23, 2017 1:00:00 PM

On Friday 17 February, six men were killed and several others injured in a freak accident on Bayhead Road in the Port of Durban on Friday. Three contract workers from the Department of Public Works had been working in a sewer pit within the base when they alerted members to a gas leak near the bluff. Three SANDF members tried to help the trapped contractors, but they too died from inhaling what initial reports are saying was methane gas.

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Topics: News and Opinions, Gas leak, confined spaces

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