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Fire at Brunswick sports factory traps worker.

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22 May 2012
Sparks from a welder started a fire in the sports factory and rapidly spread amongst manufacturing products including sporting foam matts and glue, trapping a worker on the first floor. Fast thinking work colleagues used a forklift to rescue the man via

MFB firefighters were on scene within minutes of receiving the first call and administered oxygen to the 35 year old worker until Ambulance Victoria arrived. He was further treated at the scene and transported to hospital with smoke inhalation.

MFB firefighters were assisted in extinguishing the fire by the automatic sprinklers operating.  Their operation suppressed the spread of fire and minimised the fire area to 15% of the potentially large area (150x70m), of the 2 storey brick factory. 

There has been significant water damage to the premises on the ground floor.

Details of Fire/Incident
Address: Albert Street, Brunswick.
Date: May 22, 2012 
Time: 13:32 hours     
Call Number: 8322

Attending Appliances: 7  
Number of firefighters: 25

Officer in charge: Commander Will Glenn

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