Two people are in hospital following an explosion in Esquimalt Harbour, home to CFB Esquimalt.
According to the Department of National Defence (DND), “an accident involving an explosives detonator on a civilian vessel working on a construction project” occurred just after 11:45 a.m. Friday.
Two sub-contractors sustained minor injuries and are being treated in hospital, the DND said.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
The explosion comes just a day after two civilian workers were taken to hospital while working on the HMCS Calgary.
The DND said Thursday the workers became dizzy after inhaling paint fumes from a nearby project at the base, and were treated by medical staff and released.
Officials confirmed the two incidents are not related.
—With files from Kristen Robinson
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