A filter pump explosion at GM’s assembly plant in Hamtramck, Michigan on July 5, has hospitalized one man with injuries to his face. The industrial accident injured three people, two of whom were able to be treated at the scene. Per the Detroit Free Press, David Fornell, the Deputy Fire Commissioner for the Detroit Fire Department said,
“Our first responding units found that there was, what they call a pressure pump, had exploded. It was a relatively minor explosion. One person suffered minor burns to the face and was transported to Detroit Receiving. The incident was down-graded almost immediately. So there was no fire.’’
General Motors assembles its Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Volt, Impala, and Cadillac CT6 at the Hamtramck plant. Production of the cars is still continuing.