26 Aug 2022

Wynyard Quarter explosion: Neighbours had raised concerns about safety

From Checkpoint, 5:06 pm on 26 August 2022

Three people are critically injured in Middlemore Hospital after an early morning gas explosion at a central Auckland construction site.

It is thought the source of the explosion was a gas bottle hooked up to a barbecue.

Checkpoint can reveal Wynyard Quarter residents raised multiple concerns about on-site reporting and health and safety.

Firefighters on the scene have described using hoses to treat badly burnt patients sprawled across the footpath.

Here's our reporter Nick Truebridge and cameraman Nick Monro.