A man has been burned in a gas explosion at Port Nelson.
The Fire Service says he was working with an acetylene torch inside a cylinder when the gas ignited.
The 30-year-old man suffered flash burns to his face, upper arms and chest at the engineering company in Vickerman Street.
St John Ambulance officers say he has burns to 18% of his body. He is in Nelson hospital in a comfortable condition.
Occupational Safety & Health is investigating the incident.