The incident happened at the Edenderry Industrial Estate on the Crumlin Road.
It is understood the man suffered minor injuries in the incident
Fire chiefs say a 40 gallon drum blew up in the yard.
“NIFRS received a call at 12:27pm to a report of an incident at business premises at the Crumlin Road area of north Belfast this afternoon.
“One man had been taken to a nearby hospital before firefighters arrived at the scene.”
The Health and Safety Executive is now on site and is investigating the incident.