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Multiple people injured after concrete pumper explodes at a Melbourne construction site

Multiple people are injured after a concrete pumper EXPLODES at a Melbourne construction site

  • Concrete pumper explodes in Melbourne’s CBD early on Thursday morning 
  • Emergency services attended the construction site on Bourke Street
  • Multiple people injured in the explosion, four people treated on the scene 

Multiple people have been injured after a truck’s concrete pumper reportedly exploded at a construction site. 

Emergency services were called to the site on Bourke Street in Melbourne’s CBD just after 8:50am on Thursday after a triple zero reported the explosion. 

Four people are believed to have been injured in the shocking workplace incident, who were treated by Ambulance Victoria at the scene. 

‘It is believed the pump line of a concrete truck blew out, injuring four workers,’ a Victoria Police spokesman said. 

Tradesmen from the site were seen congregating outside the L.U Simons Builders site office on Bourke Street, as paramedics treated those injured.

The victims have all been transported to hospital, with no further details known of their injuries or conditions at this stage.  

It is understood that two of the men suffered facial injuries in the blast, 9NEWS reported.

Two of the tradesmen were taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital while other other two were transported to The Alfred Hospital with minor injuries. 

Multiple ambulances, police vehicles and fire trucks are attending the scene. 

Traffic has been disrupted for motorists and tram passengers along Bourke Street near Spring Street. 

Route 86 and 96 trams were disrupted by the explosion and have been diverted. 

WorkSafe has been notified and is currently investigating.