A Melbourne plumber who died when his work van exploded was not adequately trained about storage, management or transportation of the highly flammable gas bottles he carried, a court has heard.

Joey Consentino, 25, was thrown at least five meters by the explosion in his work van that was parked at his home in Mulgrave on December 12, 2011, the County Court of Victoria heard. It is believed the explosion was caused by a leaking oxy acetylene gas bottle regularly carried…