DER to investigate CUC blast

Kurt Scott, who was injured in an explosion of a generator engine at the Caribbean Utilities Company, remained in critical but stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on Monday, according to CUC officials.

His colleague, Arney Ebanks, continues to be treated at Cayman Islands Hospital and was in stable condition on Monday morning.

Both men suffered burn injuries in the explosion at the North Sound plant on Sparky Drive on Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, an investigation into the cause of the Friday’s blast continues, according to Pat Bynoe-Clarke, manager of corporate communications at the power company.

She said that the investigation would involve speaking with the two men injured in the explosion. “They are ill and we are not going to be able to talk to them for some time,” she said.

Gene Hydes of the Department of Employment Relations’ Inspection and Compliance Department, said the explosion would be subject to an investigation by his department.

“The matter is under investigation,” he said. “We have confirmed the extent of the injuries of the two men and spoke with Caribbean Utilities Company representatives at the hospital and are awaiting a report from them to get a way forward with this investigation.”

Mr. Scott, 26, and Mr. Ebanks, 53, had been working at one of CUC 9-megawatt diesel generator engines when the blast occurred at 12.33pm Friday.