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Painting booth fire

Incident Alert
7 June 2018

We are investigating an incident that occurred 5 June 2018,  in which a fire broke out in a spray booth at a Pooraka business while workers were spraying. It is believed that a worker was smoking a cigarette while a spray gun was in use. 
 
General safety information

SafeWork SA reminds anyone working with spray paint that organic solvents within the paint are flammable, and the act of spraying increase the risk of fire and explosion because of the solvent vapour in the air. Sources of ignition include matches, lighters and cigarettes and other open flames. 
 
See the Code of Practice for Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace for more information.