Transformer explodes at Russian steel factory

Taganrog, Rostov Region, Russia: A transformer exploded and caught fire at the Taganrog Iron and Steel factory (TAGMET) on Wednesday, August 7th.

The fire at the Russian metallurgical plant’s substation was caught on camera by eye witnesses, who say that it was preceded by an explosion. It is unclear what caused the initial explosion. 

As a result of the accident no one was injured, but the explosion damaged one of the cars parked near the plant’s fence, shattering a window and covering it in transformer oil.

TAGMET is part of the TMK Group, Russia’s largest manufacturer and exporter of steel pipes.