Transformer Explosion at Power Plant

Brief Description of Incident:

Personnel at a Power Plant avoided a significant near miss.  At approximately midnight on a Sunday morning a main bank “C” phase transformer, which is in the area just east of the turbine building at an elevation of 85′ exploded.  The blast sent debris into the North side of the Administration Building through several windows as high up as the fifth floor.  Although there is no mention of the safety hazard of this event from plant-wide communication, one employee wrote an AR (Action Request) re: the personnel safety issue and the need to evaluate the impact on personnel safety for those individuals on the North Eastern portion of the Admin Bldg.  Significant injury was avoided solely due to the time of incident.