Plymouth Explosion: Health and Safety Executive ‘Making Enquiries’ After Fire Extinguisher Incident

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has said it is “making enquiries” after the fire extinguisher explosion that left one person injured. The explosion occurred during a routine service of a fire extinguisher the morning of the 9th November in New George Street.

Paramedics treated the injured person at the scene of the explosion, near the Halifax bank on New George Street. Devon and Cornwall Police had earlier confirmed that the incident had been reported to the HSE.

A spokesperson for the HSE has since said the agency “is aware of this incident and is making enquiries”.

A spokesperson for Devon & Cornwall Police has said: “Police were called at 11am to New George Street, Plymouth following reports of a suspected gas explosion involving a fire extinguisher.

“One person has sustained injuries and is being treated by ambulance. This is being treated as an isolated incident.

“The Health and Safety Executive have been informed. A small cordon has been put in place.

“The explosion happened near Halifax bank and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) workers are heading to the scene.”