Explosion victim sues CUC

| 16/01/2014

(CNS): A man who was severely injured in an explosion at Caribbean Utilities Company in 2011 is suing his former employer for damages. Kurt Scott was the most critically injured of the two workers at the Grand Cayman power firm who were hurt when a generator at the plant exploded. Scott, who was just 26 at the time, was airlifted to the United States following the incident. Scott is now seeking “damages for personal injuries and consequential loss and damage caused by the negligence and/or breach of duty and/or breach of contract” by the firm, according to a writ filed in the Grand Court earlier this month. Scott is still in the United States, where he continues to receive treatment for his injuries almost three years after the incident.

CNS contacted CUC regarding the suit and the local power company said that they were not commenting at this time on the legal action,

At the time of the explosion CUC said it had occurred during a start process at the plant site, when equipment associated with an MAK 9 MW generator was damaged and an investigation into how the explosion had begun. However, the results of that enquiry have never been made public.

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