Envoyé : mardi 23 avril 2019 11:16
À : Corentin Decaen <;
Objet : RSOE EDIS – Event Report – HAZMAT : [Sydney Opera House] Sydney, State of New South Wales, Australia, Australia – New-Zealand
Importance : Haute


RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, Budapest, Hungary
Event report

April 23rd 2019 09:13 AM – HAZMAT – HZ-20190423-67592-AUS

Base information

EDIS Code: HZ-20190423-67592-AUS
Event date: April 23rd 2019 09:13 AM
Category: HAZMAT
Continent: Australia - New-Zealand
Country: Australia
State: State of New South Wales
Settlement: Sydney
Location: [Sydney Opera House]
-33.8567844,151.2152967 (WGS84 decimal)

CAP Information

Category: Safety - General emergency and public safety
Urgency: Past - Responsive action is no longer required
Severity: Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Scope: Public - For general dissemination to unrestricted audiences
Certainty: Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing

Event details

About 500 people were evacuated from the Sydney Opera House Tuesday after an excavator cut a gas line, triggering a leak. Fire and Rescue New South Wales (NSW) was called to the Opera House at around 3 p.m. after the small excavator inadvertently cut the supply line, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. Tourists and people at nearby restaurants have been moved away from the site, and part of Macquarie Street has also been closed. A specialist hazardous materials team is in the area and a 100-meter exclusion zone has been set up. Fire and Rescue NSW is monitoring gas levels in the area and station officer Alex Cross said the staff was waiting on specialist equipment to arrive. "We need gas-rated machinery to be able to work in the vicinity of the gas leak. (If we didn’t) there could be a spark that would lead to an explosion. It is not deemed safe at this point," Cross added.

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Corentin DECAEN


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