14 Dec 2018

Two workers killed at Antarctica research station

From Morning Report, 7:42 am on 14 December 2018

Two technicians have died while working at an American-run research station in Antarctica. The pair were found unconscious on the floor of the building at McMurdo Station after a helicopter pilot saw what appeared to be smoke coming from the structure and landed to investigate. A short while ago I spoke with Peter West, the Polar Outreach Program Manager at the National Science Foundation. He said the deaths have shocked the McMurdo community