During a routine service operation at one of the Vestas company plants located in the district of El Bonillo, an arc flash event caused a fire and burn injuries to a company employee.
The employee, performing a service operation in a control cabinet, suffered burns to hands and face and was rushed to the hospital. According to a reliable source, the employee is home recovering.
The machine was operating in the five-year-old Casa del Aire wind plant in the district of El Bonillo in the south-central province of Albacete, a hot spot for brush and forest fires. The fire brigade extinguished the flames, which also spread to the surrounding vegetation.
The plant developer, Renovalia, declined to comment, saying the full onus for comment fell on Vestas, not only as turbine supplier but also as operations and maintenance provider.