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Exploding iron results in Hospitalisation

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23 Dec 2010
An iron exploded whilst being used by a lady in her 70’s this evening.

Date: 22/12/10 
Call Number: 8417

Address: Thomson Avenue, Laverton.

MFB firefighers arrived on scene to find that the fire was extinguished but the lady had a serious burn on her arm and was transported to Werribee Hospital by ambulance.

The iron was an older style design with a braided cord which had worn in places and had exposed electrical wires that shorted circuited, flashed and burnt the lady.


Unfortunately there was no electrical safety switch fitted to her main power board to prevent the incident occurring.

Commander Besanko would like to remind everyone to be vigilant in maintaining and servicing all electrical household appliances.  If you notice that your power cords are worn they should not be used and replaced as soon as possible.


Attending Appliances  
Pumpers: 3 (including 1 CFA)
Number of firefighters: 12


Officer in charge: Commander Frank Besanko

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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