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Fire at Tesla Factory - Not sure if confirmed

Just saw this flash by my computer. If true, this has to be some record for string of bad luck...

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/report-fire-tesla-factory-203717237.html

Accidents happen in factories. They are dangerous. High energy equipment, heavy objects....

saw it was confirmed. what a string of bad luck!!

Big drop in stock after news came out but bounced back nicely...

Three people taken by ambulance to burn unit...

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Fire-Ambulance-at-Tesla-Plant-in-Fr...

I hope the workers are okay and didn't suffer any major burns! :-/

Update at 1:09 pm from KCBS radio--'industrial accident with pressurized equipment. No fire, no smoke. 3 injured with burns transported to local hospital'.

Somewhat discordant info....

Official statement:

There was a failure in a low pressure aluminum casting press. Three employees were injured by hot metal from that press. We are making sure that they receive the best possible care.

That's terrible. Hope the workers are OK. Taken by ambulance to burn unit + announcement they were injured by hot metal = not good.

No fire. It was an industrial accident. Tesla made a brief statement.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Fire-Ambulance-at-Tesla-Plant-in-Fr...

Quote from SJ Mercury MNews:

"We had an equipment failure with an aluminum casting machine, which spilled hot metal on three people," Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said in an e-mail. "Two (workers' injuries) sound relatively minor, one more serious. (I) am going to visit them in the hospital later today and will personally ensure that they receive the best possible care."


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