Man injured in barbecue explosion at Bunnings Capalaba

UPDATE Tuesday 11am

A MAN whose face, arms and legs were burnt during a barbecue at Bunnings Capalaba was a community volunteer.

Bunnings area manager Jason Doyle said the man was offered immediate first aid by the Bunnings team and the volunteer was taken to hospital by ambulance.

"We have been in regular contact with the community member to offer whatever support we can," Mr Doyle said.

A spokesperson for the Office of Industrial Relations said Workplace Health and Safety Queensland was investigating the incident at Bunnings Capalaba.

" WHSQ will lead the investigation and continue to work closely with Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to determine the cause," the spokesperson said.


WORKPLACE Health and Safety Queensland are making inquiries after a man suffered burns from a barbecue explosion at Capalaba on Sunday.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said a man in his 50s was treated for burns to his face, arms and legs.

The incident occurred at a business premises on Mount Cotton Road about 12.25pm.

A Workplace Health and Safety Queensland spokeswoman said they were notified about the incident.

"We are making inquiries," she said.

The man was taken in a stable condition to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

A critical care paramedic also attended the scene.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said the explosion appeared to have been due to gas leaking from the barbecue.