Man treated for burns on back after oxy-cutter mishap

UPDATE THURSDAY: A 19-YEAR-old man was taken to Gladstone Base Hospital for treatment for burns after an incident believed to involve an oxy-cutter on Thursday morning.

While the man was treated but not admitted to hospital, Queensland Fire and Rescue and Queensland Ambulance officers were called to a Bensted Rd premises just after 9am.

It is believed an oxy-cutter caught alight, with the teenager receiving burns to his back as a result of the incident.

However, SIMS Metal Management would not confirm details of the incident.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said firefighters' attendance had been more of a precautionary operation, as the fire had been extinguished before they arrived on scene.

Officers remained to ensure the scene was made safe.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed the call had come through at 9.10am on Wednesday requesting their assistance.

"At 9.10am we received a call to Bensted Rd for a 19-year-old male with burns to his back," the spokeswoman said.

"He was transported to Gladstone Base Hospital in a stable condition."

A Gladstone Base Hospital spokeswoman confirmed the burns victim had been treated and discharged on Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY: A 19-YEAR-old man has been transported to Gladstone Base Hospital in a stable condition on Wednesday morning after suffering burns to his back following an oxy-cutter mishap.

Queensland Fire and Rescue and Queensland Ambulance officers were called to a Bensted St, Callemondah premises at 9.10am.

The officers were there as a precaution, as the fire had been extinguished by the time they arrived.



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