Three workers at the Tesla Motors factory in Fremont, CA, were injured today by hot metal after the failure of a low-pressure aluminum coating casting press. Despite reports of a possible fire, we have confirmed that there was no fire at the plant (a live video feed of the facility shows no smoke and, indeed, no blaze). The Fremont Fire Department received the call at 11:52 AM, local time, and responded.

Tesla stock, up on the day, took a small dip before beginning to rebound. Scroll down below for a brief statement from Tesla Motors.
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"There was a failure in a low pressure aluminum casting press. Three employees were injured by hot metal from that press. We are making sure that they receive the best possible care."


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      Zaki
      • 1 Year Ago
      The desperation of the Tesla fan boys is painful to see. I wonder how many of these die hard fans actually own one of these toasters and how many just own the stock and are hoping not to hear any more bad news for at least enough days that allow the price to bounce close enough to their buying price so they can unload it on those even more clueless than themselves?! When you play with fire you might just get burned... In this case literally! Put your pride aside and sell this puppy so you can sleep peacefully and not jump every time another Tesla headline streams across. There will be plenty of time to pick up some shares once things have settled down people. It does not matter whether the product is good or bad....the stock price movement is based on emotion and you cannot be the moron who realizes too late that you held it too long.
        Rotation
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zaki
        I don't get it.
        Marcopolo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zaki
        @ Zaki, I'm a fan of Tesla Motors, and even Elon Musk, and I look forward to taking delivery of an RHD model. However I sympathise with you that many Tesla enthusiasts behaviour can be 'over-top " and even gratuitously abusive. The Model S is a brilliantly engineered and designed vehicle. The achievements of both Tesla and Elon Musk as industrialists, is probably unparalleled in modern industrial history. (certainly automotive history ) . I suspect that you are correct that most of the more extreme Tesla fans will never own a Tesla, and others may be alarmed at what the see as destroying their stock value. Most of the extremists are motivated by political, ideological or philosophic concepts and are probably unused to investing in industrial stocks. But, is that such a bad thing ? Folk who would never normally take part in the free enterprise system, who believe that the Stock Exchange is a conspiracy led by Satan, etc, are investing in a new and more environmentally beneficial means of personal transport. Isn't the fact that this is occurring in an America experiencing economic uncertainty and difficulties, a good thing ? Most of these 'special investors' that have replace many of Tesla's institutional investors, are in for the long haul because they believe in the product, and the man. No one , not the irritating Tesla fanatic's, nor you, should be calling each other 'morons' or 'idiots' ! (I wish I had a dollar for every stock I miscalculated, through emotional involvement overcoming better judgement ! But then, I also wouldn't have experienced those triumphs that make life worthwhile)
        Joeviocoe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zaki
        People who actually own, or at least have a reservation to own.. are the fanboys... yet the "haters" certainly don't own a Tesla, and never will. For every fanboy of Tesla who has bought TSLA shares you can show me... I can show you a Hater who has shorted TSLA shares.
      Arizonarelax
      • 1 Year Ago
      Elon Musk washes his hands = stock rises 2.5% Elon Musk spends longer in the bathroom than normal = stock falls by 3.5% Elon Musk driving a white car on black tires - oh oh race card= stock falls by 5% but gains back loss when Autoblog learns GM has white cars as well. Elon Musk building an electric car, experiencing growing pains and cares about his employees = stock falls by 3% Elon Musk actually does shower= stock quickly rise by 2.5% but later fall by 1% as it is learned he uses body wash not bar soap Elon Musk passes gas - AUTOBLOG reports it = stocks remain unchanged - Autoblog seeking Psychiatric help to cope Domenick really?
        gazaer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Arizonarelax
        LOL I agree AZRELAX - Autoblog is losing it.
        Colin Frost
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Arizonarelax
        This is so annoying and anti-news. I love Tesla, but I hate hearing news that I don't give a **** about.
      Seal Rchin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just Tweeted the writer of this article https://twitter.com/Domenick_Y I suggest you do the same, read the story and let him know what you feel about it, i know i did.
        Domenick
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        I've looked for your tweet but can't find it. Also, go Seminoles!!!
      eye.surgeon
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm waiting for the Tesla press release quoting the burned employees as thankful for the burns and that a Model S saved their life.
      volvoxc90decepticon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe its time to start. Hanging Vodoo Dolls. In Tesla Factories and Facilitates.
      Julio B
      • 1 Year Ago
      Witch hunt?!
      Letstakeawalk
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seriously, ABG, you couldn't even copy/paste straight from the PR? "... the failure of a low-pressure aluminum coating press."
        Domenick
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Letstakeawalk
        The PR was added by editor who had to update story, as news of cause arrived while he was editing. It's fixed now.
        Letstakeawalk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Letstakeawalk
        That aside, best wishes to the injured workers. Hot metal is nasty stuff.
        Rotation
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Letstakeawalk
        I was gonna say. I never heard of a casting press.
      m_2012
      • 1 Year Ago
      Slave labor and off shore bank accounts help for sure.
      Zaki
      • 1 Year Ago
      TESLA stock down to 135 now,...so how many of you ladies wish you had not jumped and bought the stock in the last few weeks or days :) I pity your greed. Hoping is not investing.
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zaki
        I invested, again, and glad I did. Who cares what it does in the next few days? Day-traders deserve what comes to them and their greed. $100 profit per share is nothing to laugh at. I wish I would have bought a lot more.
        Actionable Mango
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zaki
        I don't have any Tesla stock, but I am an investor. Long term investors that believe in a company don't care what happens to a stock value day to day. In the mean time, huge losses in value that occur are simply opportunities to buy more stock "on sale". We don't gain or lose a single cent until we've sold our stock, and until that day we don't know if we've done well or not.
        Grendal
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zaki
        I bought back in this week. All in on TSLA. I don't expect to see $200 until the February earnings call. Before the third fire I would have said sometime this year. Now I must wait. Though I wish I had bought Solar City instead. SCTY was up 20% this week. But that is why it is gambling. Don't bet what you aren't willing to lose, even with TSLA.
      WHO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Holy mo, How much is GM paying you to dig up every bit of "possible" negative news you can find on Tesla?
      Ashton
      • 1 Year Ago
      snooooooze
      bluepongo1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish them a speedy recovery. ( Very, very sad that some chose this thread to vent their personal bias malfunctions/attacks )
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