April 9, 2013

Fire extinguished at Kwinana Refinery, no employees injured

A fire has occurred at Alcoa of Australia’s Kwinana refinery in a cooling tower undergoing planned maintenance. The fire was quickly extinguished and no-one was injured.
Damage is estimated at between $500,000 and $1 million, and it is thought at this time there will be no impact to production.
An investigation is now underway and the necessary authorities have been informed.
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Media contacts:
Jane McGuire, Senior Communications Advisor, 0410 694 676 or jane.mcguire@alcoa.com.au 
Nichola Holgate, Communications Manager, 0409 036 948 or nichola.holgate@alcoa.com.au