Tullamarine, Victoria, October 2004

Tullamarine chemical spill, 2004

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28 Injured

On 29 October 2004, a package dropped in a loading bay at a Tullamarine freight depot released toxic vapours. The solution, containing hydrochloric and formic acid, formed a smoky haze after the spill.

Four hundred workers were evacuated; 28 people were injured. Most of those injured sustained respiratory irritation, nausea and vomiting.


MSDS Search, News Archive 2004, 25 August 2007, website viewed 4 August 2011
The Examiner, ’28 sickened in chemical spill’, 30 October 2004, website viewed 4 August 2011