Gas blast victim still in hospital
Downer employee Dave Evans, who was injured in an explosion in Invercargill this week, remains in Southland Hospital in a stable condition with head and abdominal injuries.
Mr Evans was one of two people injured when an acetylene gas cylinder exploded on the back of a Downer ute parked outside Southern Brakes and Driveline in Clyde St about 3pm on Monday.
It is understood the explosion was caused by a leaking acetylene gas cylinder that came into contact with an ignition source. Authorities are still investigating.
The Southland Times