Auckland worker burnt in blast

03:49, Oct 02 2012

A worker is in serious condition in hospital after a small explosion at a south Auckland factory just before 9am.

The explosion at Sims Pacific Metals in Otahuhu happened when a fuel source caught alight, Otahuhu fire station officer Angela Munro said.

A 25-year-old man was taken to Middlemore Hospital with "quite severe burns" to his face, hands and arms, she said.

Sims Pacific Metals general manager Daniel Chapman declined to comment.



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