General Motors‘ woes continue as a chemical explosion at one of its plants has killed one person and injured eight others.
A “small” chemical explosion occurred at the American automaker’s plant near Fort Wayne, Indiana today and in a statement released by GM, a contract team member was killed while four were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Four others were taken to the hospital but ultimately required no treatment.
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The blast happened at the Marion Metal Center which creates blanks, stampings and sheet assembly used for cars, vans, trucks and SUVs. The plant employs over 1,600 people.
“When the explosion occurred, employees were evacuated and fire department and other emergency personnel responded quickly,” said Bill Grotz, GM spokesman. “Our condolences and deepest sympathies go to our team member’s family and colleagues.”
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