QAL Refinery in Gladstone. Photo Tom Huntley / The Observer
QAL Refinery in Gladstone. Photo Tom Huntley / The Observer Tom Huntley GLA080512REFI

Decision on QAL worker sprayed with 'hot caustic solution'

THE Supreme Court of Queensland has dismissed an appeal from Paul Thomas Kennedy against QAL Ltd in relation to a workplace incident in 2011.

Mr Kennedy was sprayed with hot caustic solution, his left foot burnt when a flange opened during repairs to a tank pipe's suction line.

The appeal was made after the trial judge came to an apportionment of 50% contributory negligence on the part of Mr Kennedy.

The appeal was dismissed on the grounds the original findings were appropriate.



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