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Costambar explosion puts three in hospital

Three people were injured on Tuesday, 3 January 2017 when a pressure valve in a generator at the San Felipe power plant in Costambar in Puerto Plata exploded. They were taken to a private clinic for treatment.

Of the three, the most serious injuries were suffered by Wellington Ramírez, whose body received 50% burns from the explosion. He was taken by helicopter to the Burn Unit at the Doctor Ney Arias Lora Public hospital in Santo Domingo North.

Israel Castillo was injured by steam inhalation and Ariel Capellan injured his knee and an ear. Both were taken to a private clinic in Puerto Plata.

The San Felipe generator has been switched off since the beginning of last year, but technicians are always carrying out preventive maintenance.

Source: DR1, Elcaribe

Jan 4, 2017

Category: DR News |

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