Investigation continues into blown hospital transformer - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Investigation continues into blown hospital transformer

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The blown transformer was removed after causing temporary power problems (WFSB) The blown transformer was removed after causing temporary power problems (WFSB)
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The investigation continues to find out what caused a hospital transformer explosion that forced dozens of patients to be moved out of the Saint Francis Emergency Department Thursday night.

About 30 patients at the hospital were relocated from the emergency department to another part of the hospital.

"We were called for an electrical problem," said Chief Scott Brady, Hartford Fire Department. "[It was] more of an odor, smoke sucked into exhaust system. [There was] no fire. We're metering the building to show there are no elevated levels of dangerous gases in the building."

Officials said a transformer exploded behind the John T. O'Connell Tower on Ashley Street. The building houses the emergency department as well as other patient care areas.

Smoke filtered into the area, prompting the relocation of patients to other areas of the hospital.

Patients who were on their way to Saint Francis were sent to area hospitals.

On Friday, all emergency services were restored and no injuries were reported.

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