Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Reports: One injured in explosion at Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

Posted By on Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 11:31 AM

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After an explosion was reported at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, firefighters rushed to the scene.

Reports say that the Hamtramck Fire Department received a call just after 10 a.m. this morning.



A GM spokesperson confirmed that first responders were on the premises.

A reporter for FOX2 was told by authorities that a filter pump on a rust inhibitor tank exploded.

The factory, which straddles the Detroit-Hamtramck border, is where the automaker manufactures such models as the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Volt and the Chevrolet Impala.

The plant was built in the mid-1980s after an entire neighborhood was razed to make way for it.


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