Two workers are being treated for chemical burns in hospital following a toxic spill at a refinery near Mandurah, south of Perth.
The pair were working at the Alcoa refinery in Pinjarra, an hour from WA’s capital, when the emergency unfolded about 4pm on Tuesday.
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It is understood their injuries are not life-threatening.
Three other workers were also injured in the spill but they did not require treatment in hospital.
“Alcoa confirms that a chemical spill occurred at its Pinjarra Alumina Refinery this afternoon and several people were impacted,” the company said.
“Two people have been transported to hospital.
“Alcoa’s focus and thoughts are with the injured people and their families.
“The company is working with authorities and a full investigation will be undertaken.”
Five workers have been injured in a chemical spill at the Alcoa refinery south of Perth. Credit: 7NEWS
What caused the emergency remains unclear and WorkSafe has been notified.
It is understood they will send a team to the site on Wednesday.
It is not the first time something similar has happened at the Alcoa site in Pinjarra.
In December 2021, three workers also suffered burns after a spill.
Another man was also hospitalised in 2014 in a similar incident.
7NEWS has contacted Alcoa for comment.
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