General Motors: Explosion Reported at Hamtramck Plant – What Happened There?

On Wednesday, three people injured in an explosion at the Hamtramck assembly plant, operated by General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.

According to the Detroit Fire Department, a pressure pump led to the explosion at the Hamtramck plant, the paper reported.

One employee was sent to Receiving Hospital, while others with minor injuries were treated at the site.

“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,” Deputy Fire Commissioner David Fornell told the Press.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) said that injuries aren’t life threatening and workers were performing maintenance work at the plant.

The automaker said that the plant is operating normally and production at the plant remains unaffected.

General Motors Hamtramck Assembly

The Hamtramck assembly plant is located about three miles from GM’s corporate headquarters in Detroit.

The plant currently builds vehicles for the automaker’s Chevrolet, Cadillac, and Buick divisions and has approximately 1,800 hourly and salaried employees.

Since opening in 1985, more than 4 million vehicles have been built at the plant.

Meanwhile, shares of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) were trading down 0.29% on Thursday. The stock is up just 0.13% so far this year. During the last 12 months, the stock has increased nearly 23%.

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