4 Jul 2012

Man injured in explosion at water treatment plant

5:49 pm on 4 July 2012

A man has been taken to hospital with burns to his arms and face following an explosion at a water treatment plant near Wellington.

Emergency services responded to an alarm at the Te Marua water treatment plant on Twin Lakes Road in Upper Hutt at 3.30pm.

Fire-fighters arrived to find a blaze in the plant's switchboard room.

The man was taken to Lower Hutt Hospital, but it is not known how serious his injuries are.