Statement regarding Yallourn Power Station fatality

We are devastated at the loss of a long-term member of our Union, who has died today following a catastrophic accident at Yallourn Power station yesterday.

The worker suffered severe burns as the result of an explosion.

Our immediate concern is for his family and co-workers, who are shocked and distressed. They have our condolences and we will provide all possible support.

We urge authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of this horrific event so that we can prevent anything like it from happening again.

All workers deserve to come home safe at the end of the day.

As noted by CFMEU Mining and Energy Victorian District Organiser Duncan MacGregor.

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