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Explosives Inspectorate | Alert | No.108 V 1 | 13 December 2022

Members of the public injured during fireworks display

What happened?

At a recent fireworks display in NSW fireworks were projected beyond the exclusion zone into the crowd, injuring 9 people, with 3 requiring hospital treatment.

How did it happen?

Key issues

Recommendations

Fireworks contractors and operators in Queensland must ensure:

Investigations are ongoing and further information may be published as it becomes available. The information in this publication is what is known at the time of writing.

We issue Safety Notices to draw attention to the occurrence of a serious incident, raise awareness of risks, and prompt assessment of your existing controls.

References and further information

Authorised by Dr Snezana Bajic - Deputy Chief Inspector – Explosives

Contact: Sean Ryan, Principle Inspector Explosives , +61 7 3199 8024

Issued by Resources Safety & Health Queensland

Safety: This information is issued to promote safety through experience. It is not to be taken as a statement of law and must not be construed to waive or modify any legal obligation.

All information on this page (Members of the public injured during fireworks display - https://www.rshq.qld.gov.au/safety-notices/explosives/members-of-the-public-injured-during-fireworks-display) is correct as of time of printing (30 Jan 2023 4:04 am).