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Transformer explosion in Meerut factory

2021-8-12 Times of India

Four power corporation employees have been severely injured in a transformer explosion in a factory in Meerut, India.

The explosion occurred while engineers were performing a meter reading. Four employees (two engineers, a meter reading, and a driver) were hurt during the explosion and were taken to hospital.

Giving details, superintendent engineer (distribution), Devender Pachauria said, “There was a day breakdown in an industrial unit in the Hapur Road area. So, a team was dispatched to look into it. While the team of four was still there, a CTPT (current transformer and potential transformer) unit that reduces high voltage and current to permissible limits burst.”

“Hot oil splashed on those standing at the bottom. The impact of the blast was such that our junior engineer was thrown on the ground and sustained a fracture…All four sustained burns. All were rushed to hospital where their condition is stable and they are out of danger.”