Monday, July 25, 2011
Australian Defence Force (ADF) Member Seriously Injured in Explosion at Rockhampton Airport
AAP - An Australian Defence Force (ADF) member has suffered horrific burns in a portaloo explosion on Monday 25 July as Rockhampton. The incident was apparently sparked by a cigarette.
The man suffered third-degree burns to his head, face, arms, chest and airways in the incident.
He was taken to the Rockhampton hospital in a serious condition, and was expected to be evactuated to Brisbane Monday night.
The man was participating in Military Exercise Talisman Sabre, the joint US-Australia exercise, which is currently being held in Central Queensland, and is using Rockhampton Airport.
The man's family has been notified, and police and fire authorities were investigating the incident.