APUA Technicians Injured In Explosion

APUA Headquaters

At approximately 10:15 AM, two (2) electrical technicians  from The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) were in the process of carrying out routine maintenance on an electrical panel at the Crabbs Reverse Osmosis Plant that resulted in an explosion.

APUA informs its customers that the suppression of water distribution in the central to eastern sections of the island due to the said incident above that occurred at the Crabb’s Reverse Osmosis Plant that required the prompt suspension of operation.

Both technicians who were equipped with the appropriate protective gear and tools required for the nature of the activity, sustained non-life threatening injuries from a sudden blast originating from an electrical panel.

The men were transported to hospital where they are undergoing treatment to first degree burns. The electrical technicians have a combined 14 years of experience in the field of electrical work and were supervised by a senior supervisor of 20 years at the time of the incident.

The plant has since been taken offline until an assessment has been carried out to determine the cause and extent of the damage to the machinery at the plant.

APUA solicits the patience of its customers at this time as it seeks to ensure the safe recovery of the injured team members and restoration of operation at the Crabbs Reverse Osmosis Plant.



  1. I Pray that the employees will be touch by the healing hand of Jesus Christ (Our Lord & Saviour). Let us keep them and their families in our Prayers.

  2. I notice that APUA was quick to say that the employees were wearing their PPE. In fact were they in fact wearing helmets with arc-shield visors? Were they wearing FR clothing? Were they wearing FR Balaclava hood? If they were wearing these things then I hope that the injuries are not as bad as being reported.

  3. Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! “An incident is just the tip of an Iceberg, a sign of a much larger problem below the surface – Don Brown: Safety Culture!

    Let us hope for a speedy and successful recovery of the two workers!

    “A phenom must be studied and analyzed in relationship to psychological time and space. It must always be located. This is the only way to investigate the complex interrelationships of science and art, design and execution, creation and maintenance, generation and tradition,” – Dr. Molefi Asante!

    What are “The Lock Out Tag Out Policies and Procedures” at APUA! Who Monitors and Evaluate Systems, Processes and Practices!

    Every Incident is a Notice that something is wrong with Men, Methods or Materials – Investigate, Legislate, Litigate – Then Act!

    Why are Antigua and Barbuda Professionals and Technicians being shut out of National Infrastructure Development is a question delivered to Mi Gud Fren Dessalines! The answer is not blowing in the Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, It’s right before your eyes!

    “The cognitive and structural aspects of a paradigm are incomplete without the functional aspect. There is
    something more than knowing in the Afrocentric sense; there is also doing. Afrocentricity holds that all definitions are autobiographical. This allows us to intersect ideas with actions and actions with ideas on the basis of what is pejorative and ineffective and what is creative and transformative at the political, economic, (socio-cultural, technological, legal and environmental) levels.” – Asante

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