Western Australia Government Safety Bulletin from August 2012. Safe use of flammable refrigerants.
A hydrocarbon refrigerant may reduce some hazards (e.g. toxicity, environmental damage), but other hazards may be increased (e.g. fire).
Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 177, issued on 18 April 2012, described an incident where an employee received burns following an incident involving the ignition of hydrocarbon gas that had leaked from the vehicle air-conditioning system.
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