Man suffers ‘significant burns’ in horror explosion on Gold Coast

UPDATE @ 12.00 PM | A man has been flown to hospital after suffering significant burns in a chemical explosion in the Gold Coast Hinterland this morning.

Emergency services, including critical care paramedics, the High Acuity Response Unit, police and fire crews, rushed to a picnic area off Gold Coast Springbrook Road just after 9.00am on Saturday.

Upon arrival, they found a man in his 30s with burns to his face, chest, arms and legs.


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He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious condition.

EARLIER @ 10.15 AM | A rescue helicopter has been called to Neranwood in the Gold Coast Hinterland following a horror chemical explosion this morning.

It’s understood a chemical ignited in a picnic area off Gold Coast Springbrook Road just after 9.00am on Saturday.

Critical care paramedics, the High Acuity Response Unit, police and fire crews rushed to the scene, where they found a man in his 30s suffering significant burns to his body.

He is currently being treated by paramedics for burns to his face, chest, arms and legs, and is expected to be flown to hospital shortly.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson told myGC the man is in a serious condition.

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Do we know what exploded? and how?

amonuim nitrate aparantly . The scene was very distressing for the injured mans daughter and the members of the public that were first on scene to raise the 000 call. Hope this man make a full recovery it’s a very unfortunate accident

The numbnuts created and ignited thermite