Energy type: 
LPG
 
Event summary: 
Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) reported to WorkSafe Energy Safety that they had attended a gas explosion in a campervan, which resulted in the occupant being burnt on her left arm and leg.
 
Accident ID: 
180223-03
 
Accident date: 
23 February 2018
 
Site: 
Domestic
 
Environment: 
Caravan/mobile home
 
Voltage: 
N/A
 
Equipment: 
Installation pipework (details in investigation)
 
Accident type: 
Fire and explosion
 
Casualty: 
Non-fatality
 
Injury: 
Burns
 
Property damage level: 
Restricted to the room containing the equipment
 
Outcome of investigation: 

A leak or escape of LPG is a likely cause of the explosion. There was no further information from FENZ and the cause of the leak could not be determined from the limited evidence available to WorkSafe Energy Safety.