Workers injured in quarry explosion

Stancombe Quarry, A370 Flax Bourton, near Bristol

Two workers have been taken to hospital suffering from burns after an explosion at a quarry in North Somerset.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they found a small fire in a liquid petroleum gas lorry trailer.

Two men in their 50s, who were working on the site, suffered burns to their upper body and faces. One was taken to hospital by air ambulance and the other taken to hospital by road ambulance. Their injuries are thought to be serious but not life threatening.

Firefighters remain on the scene of the incident awaiting the arrival of the Health and Safety Executive.

An investigation into the cause will get underway shortly.