Contractors hurt in transformer explosion

Nov 2, 2018
Posted by Patrick Haddad

Two people were injured when a power cable exploded inside a transformer room in Salwa, Kuwait.

The two victims, an engineer and a technician, suffered severe burns and were rushed to Mubarak Hospital for treatment. Both victims come from Egypt and are working for a company that has a contract with the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW).

They were performing maintenance work on the transformers. Following the maintenance, they entered the transformer to start it when a spark on the switchboard caused the fire.

Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rasheedi ordered an immediate investigation to find out what happened while MEW Undersecretary Mohammad Bushehri assured the technicians were both in stable constructions.


Source: Kuwait Times

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