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Fire at Daihatsu Plant in Japan Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured

Discussion in 'Front Page News' started by copenworld, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. copenworld

    copenworld Copenworld Founder Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2009
    Auckland, NZ
    From the Associated Press:

    "Police say a fire at a Daihatsu Motor Co. factory in western Japan has killed one worker and injured two others.

    Police said the fire broke out Saturday during maintenance of ducts and an aluminum furnace at Daihatsu's casting plant in Shiga prefecture. The cause of the fire, which was extinguished five hours later after damaging about one-tenth of the factory complex, is under investigation.

    A man from a maintenance company died, while his colleague suffered serious burns and a Daihatsu employee suffered minor burns. Other workers were rescued safely, police said.

    Daihatsu said it was not immediately known if or how the damage would affect its production, Kyodo news agency reported. Company officials were not available for comment late Saturday."

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