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Incident at Fremont Factory

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  1. JPP

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    Incident at TM factory

    I'm in the SF Bay Area. KCBS (news radio) is just now (about 12:15 pm Pacific) reporting a factory at the fire with 3 injured. Fire reportedly out. No further details. Reporter on the way to report live from the scene. More later.
     
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    Official statement from Tesla:
     
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    #3 Newscutter, Nov 13, 2013
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    KPIX reporting fire of some kind at the factory. 3 workers transported by ambulance.
    https://twitter.com/DinsmoreDesk


    UPDATE: Mods: Title should be "Incident at Fremont Factory"

    The presence of fire department personnel does not necessarily mean an actual fire-- I don't want to stir up any unnecessary associations these days. It could just be an industrial accident of some kind.
     
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    I agree with you. Would like to have some more details expecially on the injured workers. Hope that they are ok.
     
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    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....
     
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    KPIX-5: 3 Workers Injured In Accident At Fremont Tesla Factory

    3 Workers Injured In Accident At Fremont Tesla Factory CBS San Francisco

    "FREMONT (CBS SF) – An industrial accident at the Tesla factory in Fremont injured three workers Wednesday.
    Just after noon, Chopper 5 captured images of fire trucks on the scene and at least one ambulance was seen leaving the area.

    There was no initial word on the cause or severity of injury to the workers. Fremont Fire confirmed that the incident, originally reported as a fire, was a workplace accident."
     
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    Title changed per OP - mod.
     
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    Can't catch a break on the bad news stream. Hope the injured folks aren't critically hurt and recover well.
     
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    Official statement from Tesla:

     
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    Mod--thx for the fast work and merging of the threads.
     
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    Here's hoping the best for the workers who were injured.

    Of course, accidents occur in automobile factories all the time and almost never get reported. But Tesla? As a threat to auto life as we know it, they're singled out by the corporate media, who are doing their normal appallingly bad job on an hourly basis.
     
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    Life under a microscope...

    I hope those employees were not severely injured and have a speedy recovery.

    I merged the threads on this and created a wiki in the second post of this thread. Please help keep it updated with facts.
     
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    Fire Battalion Chief interviewed on KCBS--to paraphrase: He said that in his past 3 years experience, the factory has been exemplary with respect to safety and lack of incidents. He considers this a very unusual industiral accident/event.
     
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    I wonder if this will slow down Q4 numbers. If this was a critical machine in the line with no spare or needs repair?
     
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    From my favorite local paper: San Jose Mercury Fremont: Industrial accident injures three employees at Tesla Motors plant - San Jose Mercury News

    "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."


    As if we didn't like Elon enough already, what a sweetheart.
     
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    Wishing the workers a full and speedy recovery.

    Nice response from Elon--I can't think of anyone on this planet that I respect more than that guy.
     
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    Quite seriously.
     
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    Agreed, 100%. Best wishes to the workers involved.
     
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    Well.... there are 5,000 employees working 40 hours a week. At 73-Million hours a year and only 3 injuries to date, Tesla factory is the is 5X safer than any other automotive factory. In fact, I'd rather have my children working in the Tesla factory than any other manufacturing facility of any kind on the planet.

    Too soon? Sorry, I couldn't resist. Hope for a speedy recovery.
     

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