Peter Lynch, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation & Recovery Department, offers helpful tips on understanding transformer failures. Transformers are electrical devices used to transfer power from one circuit to another through electromagnetic induction. Since its creation in the 1880s, transformers are everywhere, from compact devices used to charge our cellphones and laptops to industrial usage seen in manufacturing plants and power grids. Transformer failures can occur even when the best industrial practices are used. This article explains the history of electrical transformers, discusses a recent civil case involving a transformer loss, and offers suggestions on handling transformer claims.
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