A man was injured in a gas bottle explosion on a property near Tumut on Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the scene about 8am on Wednesday.

The Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter was called in and flew the man to Canberra Hospital.

A spokeswoman for Snowy Hydro SouthCare said she could not comment on the extent of the man's injuries.

She said the explosion may have been a workplace accident, with the man performing maintenance on the gas bottle. 

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