The Boeing Company has suspended first and second shift operations Monday at its fabrications division in Auburn following a widespread power outage Saturday that triggered an evacuation of 4,500 employees.
Several transformers failed about 4 a.m. Saturday, plunging the 2 million-square-foot facility into darkness.
“Workers continue to restore power across the site,” said company spokeswoman Cris McHugh.
Only “essential, designated” employees are allowed at the Auburn site, according to an employee information hotline.
Other employees are being asked to report Monday to Boeing’s facility in Frederickson. Office workers were told they could work virtually or from another Boeing site.
McHugh said they have not yet discovered what caused the transformers to go down.
Work at the Auburn site has been halted since early Saturday.
Employee updates on the situation are available by calling 800-899-6431.