A few nights ago, the pole on the side of the road that holds our transformer snapped, the transformer exploded and set the pole on fire. In my plant we were running on 2 out of 3 phases for a while until we completely lost power. Now here's the "weird" thing... Just about every motor starter in our plant fried. When I say fried I mean the starter coils melted, and the contacts seemed like they were welded in the open position, meaning you could not push on the starter to close the contacts. We had one panel with easily about two dozen starters and all of them fried in this exact same way. It seemed like it happened to every coil that was energized at the time. We saw this plant-wide, from our wastewater pump panel to a washing machine, all the coils in the starters were melted in the exact same way. We had no blown fuses, no tripped circuit breakers, just melted starter coils galore. Now for my question... What would cause this? I'm afraid I don't have any more details than that as I consider myself a novice in this area (I'm more of a controls person than a utilities person). But why would an event like the one I described only attack that ONE type of component? As I said there were no blown fuses or tripped breakers. No other types of electrical components were harmed at all. It only happened to the starter coils. If you need any more details I'll see if I can get them. Thanks!