Transformer Blast TN Auto Parts Plant

Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 03:09 PM gHale

There were no injuries after a transformer blew and caused a small explosion Tuesday at the Magneti Marelli plant in Pulaski, TN.

Flames were visible when crews arrived just after 11:20 a.m., said Fire Chief Don Collins.

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Electric officials cut power off to the building and they were able to extinguish the fire rapidly.

No one suffered an injury, and the building suffered minimal damaged. Workers were evacuated as a precaution.

The transformer, which is a ground unit, will have to be replaced, officials said.

The Magneti Marelli plant suffered major damage when it caught fire in Nov. 2016.

Magneti Marelli’s Pulaski plant is an automotive lighting facility for the production of headlamps and rear lights.

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