A man in his 30s has been flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital after he was extensively burned in a gas bottle explosion this morning.
A man in his 30s has been flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital after he was extensively burned in a gas bottle explosion this morning.

Man extensively burned in gas bottle explosion

A MAN in his 30s has suffered second-degree burns after a gas bottle exploded at Belli Park this morning.

Emergency services rushed to the incident, reported on Eumundi Kenilworth Rd about 10.20am, after the gas bottle exploded in a small work trailer, a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said.

He had reportedly arrived to work at the property when he noticed the smell of gas coming from the trailer.

The man was treated at the scene for burns to his face, arm and hands as paramedics waited for the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter to arrive, a Queensland Ambulance spokesman said.

The man reportedly noticed the smell of gas coming from his trailer before it exploded, causing burns to his face, arm and hands. Picture: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue
The man reportedly noticed the smell of gas coming from his trailer before it exploded, causing burns to his face, arm and hands. Picture: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

He was then flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a stable condition.

The QFES spokeswoman said firefighters isolated the gas supply and had requested a gas examiner to assess the scene.

The scene was left in the hands of the occupants.