September 2, 2019
A man received serious injuries in an industrial explosion at a workplace in Tuakau in north Waikato on Saturday.
The man, in his 20s, was injured when an explosion happened in a "confined space", a spokesman from the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter said.
"When crews arrived, the patient required a rapid sequence intubation to assist his breathing," the spokesman said.
The helicopter flew the man to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition.
A spokeswoman from WorkSafe confirmed the organisation had been notified of the incident and initial inquiries were being made.
An ambulance and two rapid response vehicles had also attended the scene, a St John spokeswoman confirmed.