Three workers at the Tesla Motors
factory in Fremont, CA, were injured today by hot metal after the failure of a low-pressure aluminum
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.
stock, up on the day, took a small dip before beginning to rebound. Scroll down below
for a brief statement from Tesla Motors
"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."