Explosion reported at Colwick Industrial Estate

A man has been hospitalised following an explosion on Colwick Industrial Estate earlier today.

Nottinghamshire Police confirmed they had been made aware of an incident this morning (Wednesday, June 27).

Firefighters say they were called to an incident on Road Number 7 just before 9am.

The spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police confirmed: “A man has been taken to hospital”

PICTURED: Firefighters on the scene at Colwick Industrial Park (PICTURE: Alltruck2)
PICTURED: Staff from several businesses are evacuated
PICTURED: Firefighters at the scene of the explosion (Picture supplied by Alltruck2)

Staff at nearby Alltruck2 heard the explosion and were one of the businesses to be evacuated.

Kieran Matthews, Alltruck’s digital marketing executive said: “I was working in the office, so only heard a bang but didn’t think much of it. Working in an industrial estate you get used to these sort of noises, however not long after that we got evacuated from the building.”

Alltruck2’s repair technician, Kevin Sarsfield told Gedling Eye: “I was working and heard a loud bang and felt the ground shake, and then half an hour later we were evacuated.”

A spokesman for Nottingham Fire and Rescue said: “A gas cylinder was being vented and that was involved in fire; it then spread to 10 other gas cylinders.”

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One Comment

  1. We were working not far from the incident and were it not for someone from Goodmans who came in to the building we would not have known to evacuate!!!

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