Following the explosion that happened in Foxconn China a few weeks ago, another accident has broken out in a manufacturing plant – this time all the way on the other side of the world in an Intel plant in Arizona. The fire broke out earlier today in a support building next to an Intel fabrication facility. Fortunately only seven people were injured, with nobody killed. Only five had to go to the hospital, while the other two were treated and then released right away.
Though it wasn’t said what caused the fire, the support building contains the solvents that are used as part of the manufacturing process. It has been reported that there was no impact to production which hasn’t been halted, though an investigation is still ongoing. Let’s just hope such accidents don’t happen again in the future.
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