UPDATE: 5.20PM A man has been killed in an explosion at a Welshpool business.
Arson squad investigators and firefighters were called to the Welshpool Road business just before 2pm.
Welshpool station officer Graeme Green said initial reports were that there was smoke coming from the building.
When firefighters arrived they found smoke coming from the side of the property.
“We attended and put out the smoke and at the same time found a person had been injured by an explosion,” Mr Green said. “At the moment it is subject to an investigation, but it looks like a vaporisation has caused the tank to explode.”
Mr Green said investigators would examine whether the worker was using an angle grinder on a large fuel tank moments before it exploded.
“The blast was quite extensive, it has blown the ends of the tank out and damaged the buildings on both sides,” he said.
They have not released any details about the man's age.WorkSafe inspectors are investigating the death of a man.
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