Two injured in power plant explosion

UPDATE: 3:30 PM – Police said the men injured in the CUC explosion were 26-years-old and 53-years-old.

Arrangements are being made to airlift the 26-year-old man to Miami for treatment. His condition is described as serious.

The 53-year-old man is in a stable condition and is currently being treated at the Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town.

UPDATE: 2 PM – HSA Medical Director, Dr. Greg Hoeksema, told Cayman 27 News that the Cayman Islands Hospital is still in the process of assessing both patients but it looks like one will certainly be treated on island and the other is likely to be treated off island at a specialist burn centre.

CUC officials said they will not be making a comment to the press in regards to today’s explosion.

UPDATE: 12:30 – Police and emergency services are currently on the scene and two men have been taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town, suffering from burn injuries.

Sources said the men have second and third degree burns.

CUC confirms the explosion occurred on one of its 9 MW Diesel Generators at its plant.

We are told the families of those involved have been made aware.

CUC has set up a helpline where concerned relatives of employees can obtain information. This number is 914-1107.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

UPDATE: According to fire officials, Engine 4 exploded around 12:30 p.m. today at CUC. Two people were reported injured. Fire is under control and all four units are on scene.

Cayman 27 crews have received reports of an explosion at CUC around 12:30 today. The CUC building has been evacuated. Traffic is backed up to the roundabout near the Mirco Centre. Cayman 27 crews have spotted 4 – 5 ambulances and fire trucks headed in and out of the scene. No details on injuries have been released at this time. We will update you as new information becomes available.

Around 12.33 pm today Friday 28 January, police received a report of an explosion at CUC, Sparky Drive, George Town.

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