Electricians rushed to Kimberley hospital after faulty cable explodes

Posted on May 13, 2024
by Yashmika Dukaran

At least four electricians from Kimberley’s Sol Plaatje Municipality were rushed to the hospital after sustaining injuries when a substation exploded on Monday.

The electricians were reportedly attending to a cable fault at a substation along Hercules Street. According to the municipality’s spokesperson Thabo Mothibi, the incident occurred around 9 am, and the workers received immediate medical attention at a nearby hospital. Mothibi added that the Department of Labour is currently conducting assessments at the substation. "A prolonged outage should be expected due to the circumstances surrounding the explosion," he said. 

The Department of Labour conducts an assessment before the substation can be handed over back to the municipality for repair work to commence.