UPDATE 12:45pm: There have been conflicting reports about the injury of a worker at a dock supplying Chevron’s massive Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia over the weekend.
The Maritime Union of Australia claimed a man was being sent by air ambulance to Perth after he was seriously injured when his arm was crushed between the dock and a barge at the Mermaid Marine Supply base in Dampier.
But a Mermaid Marine spokesman said the worker sustained an injury to his wrist and received medical treatment at Nickol Bay Hospital in Karratha.
He is currently resting at home in Karratha, the spokesman said.
“The health and safety of our employees is paramount and all steps will be taken to ensure our employee makes a full and speedy recovery,” the company said.
“The incident is currently under investigation.”
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