Categorized | National News

BEC Worker Airlifted Following Engine Explosion

A Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) worker in Long Island had to be flown to New Providence early Saturday morning after an engine exploded.

David Pinder was working at the Long Island plant when a power pack, installed just last week, to one of the engines exploded around 3:00 a.m. causing a fire.

Mr. Pinder, the only worker on duty, quickly sprang into action and extinguished the fire.

However, the engine was seriously damaged.

The blown engine then caused the remaining two engines to fail, which resulted in an island-wide blackout.

Power was fully restored to the island by 9:00 that morning.

The man, an employee of 19 years, had to be flown to the capital for emergency treatment.

The Bahama Journal understands that he sustained no physical injuries, but had to be treated for smoke inhalation.

He has since been released.

BEC released a statement Saturday apologising to its customers in Long Island who experienced supply interruption as a result of the fire and subsequent generator loss.

Written by Jones Bahamas

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Watch JCN Channel 14 Shows

Jcn Channel 14

Sign in now to see your channels and recommendations!

Join Us on Facebook