Three Injured From Explosion At GM's Hamtramck Plant Near Detroit (Updated)

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At least one person was injured at an explosion at General Motors’ assembly plant in Hamtramck, Michigan earlier today.

The Detroit Fire Department said at least one person was injured after a filter pump exploded in what has been labeled an industrial accident, according to Local 4 News Detroit.


The plant currently builds the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6 Chevrolet Volt and Chevrolet Impala. CBS Detroit says production has not been halted.

Updated 11:21 a.m. EST: GM spokesperson Tom Wickham said in a statement that three people who work in maintenance at the plant were injured by the incident, and the injuries do not believe to be life threatening. Emergency personnel are still investigating at the scene.

Updated 12:20 p.m. EST: One 43 year old man was sent to the hospital as a result of the explosion with facial trauma, including cuts on his face, said David Fornell, Detroit Deputy Fire Commissioner. The other two victims were a male and a female that were treated on site.


Fornell said how the filter pump exploded remains to be unclear, but the fire department has now cleared the scene.

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