An incident where a tanker trailer exploded in the eastern Goldfields in October 2022 was largely preventable, a new report released today has shown.
The blast occurred on the Great Central Road around 440 kilometres northeast of Kalgoorlie after a tyre on the double road train caught fire and caused the tanker shell to melt.
Ammonium nitrate emulsion (ANE) spilled from the tanker and detonated two hours after prolonged heating by the fire.