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GM Plant Explosion Injures 3; No Impact on Production

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A fence surrounds the Detroit-Hamtramck GM assembly plant January 9, 2011, in Hamtramck, Michigan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017 03:33 PM

The explosion of a GM plant pump injured three people in Hamtramck, Michigan, on Wednesday.

The explosion occurred just before 10 a.m. and did not result in a fire, the Detroit Free Press reported. Firefighters responded to the scene from multiple locations and discovered that a pressure pump had exploded.

One worker had minor burns to the face and was taken to the hospital, and two others were treated at the scene for minor injuries but not hospitalized.

According to GM spokesman Tom Wickham, the plant was operating normally after the explosion and employees did not need to be evacuated, the Free Press reported. Wickham said GM doesn’t expect any impact on production at the plant because of the explosion.

The employees had been doing maintenance work on the plant, GM said, the New York Daily News reported.

About 1,800 employees work at the plant, which assembles the Buick Lacrosse, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Impala, and Chevrolet Volt. The 4.1 million-square-foot plant spans both Detroit and Hamtramck, the only GM plant that does so.

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