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Workers' inferno: The untold story of the Esso workers 20 years after the explosion

From the Collection of Unions Ballarat 24 Camp Street Ballarat Victoria

Book with bookmark; 199 pages.

Cover: blue background; white, yellow and black lettering; author's name and title.

23 cm
Object Registration
btlc, ballarat trades hall, ballarat trades and labour council, biography, local history, occupational health and safety, workplace safety, esso, exxon corporation, gas, royal commissions
Historical information
This book an exposition of a workplace tragedy at an Esso operation (a subsidiary of Exxon Corporation) at Longford, Victoria in 1998. A piece of processing equipment exploded and caught fire. Two workers were killed and many others were injured. The fire burned for two days. Gas supply to most customers (apart from essential services) was cut off for a significant period of time. A Royal Commission was subsequently established, during which Esso sought to minimise its own responsibility for the incident and cast blame upon the individual operators. The book is principally a story of and from the those persons who were impacted by the Longford incident.
When Made
Made By
Lee, Ramsina (Maker)
Workplace health and safety. Biographical interest.
Last updated
8 Aug 2019 at 1:50PM