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Electrical contractor injured at Cabras

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - An investigation is being conducted to determine how a contract employee was injured while performing a routine inspection and maintenance at the Guam Power Authority's Cabras Power Plant Saturday morning.

According to Guam Fire Department Spokesperson Lt. Ed Artero E911 received a report of an electrocution just before eight o'clock in the morning. The individual was transported to the Guam Memorial Hospital. According to GPA Public Information Officer Art Perez it was determined that an individual suffered electrical burns while working on a transformer at the Cabras 1 and 2 Power Plant. The individual is an employee of Tatung, a subcontractor of TEMES, GPA's Performance Management Contractor. Perez adds Tatung is working on the installation of a new auxilliary transformer at the power plant.

"First and foremost, we are very concerned about the health of this man. Although he is not an employee of GPA, he is a vital part of our team and our prayers go out to him for his recovery and to his family at this time," stated Melinda Camacho, P.E. Assistant General Manager of Operations. "As this occurred on the worksite, the proper authorities will be contacted to investigate the circumstances surrounding this event. Work place safety at every level of our operations is the number one mission at GPA," she added. No outage occurred as a result of the incident.

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