Reporting by Canada's National Post indicates that the explosion was described by Magna as a "minor arc flash explosion," on the manufacturing line, and notes that there was no fire as a result of it. All of the Dortec plant's 200 employees were evacuated after the event. A full investigation into the blast is still ongoing, but so far no structural damage to the facility has been reported.
Magna International is a major automotive supplier, with BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen among its clients. Dortec Industries makes door modules, locks and other components for Magna. The company has stated that the explosion is not expected to impact its customers.