Man taken to hospital after Coseley explosion
A man has been taken to hospital after a small explosion in an industrial unit in Coseley.
Emergency services were called to a unit in Darkhouse Lane at around 10.25am on Monday.
A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service confirmed that a minor explosion had taken place in an oil drum within an industrial unit.
Paramedics treated a man at the scene before he was taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further treatment.
A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said: "We were called to a factory building in Darkhouse Lane, between Coseley and Bilston, at around 10.30am. The call originated from the ambulance service who asked for assistance.
"We sent two crews to the scene – one from Bilston and one from Tipton – a total of 10 firefighters in total.
"It involved a small explosion in an oil drum within an industrial unit. It was a small explosion and any fire was out upon our arrival at the scene.
"One male was treated by paramedics. West Midlands Police were also in attendance.
"We made the area safe and left the scene at 11.30am."
A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to reports of an explosion on Darkhouse Lane in Bilston at 10:24am on Monday.
"Our Hazardous Area Response Team, one ambulance, a paramedic officer and the West Midlands Care Team attended.
"Crews treated one patient, a man, for injuries not believed to be life threatening before taking him to Russells Hall Hospital on blue lights for further treatment.”
A West Midlands Police spokesman confirmed it was not a police matter.
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