Think this is just breaking but I wish there was a better (more complete) source than twitter!
Update at 1:09 pm from KCBS radio--'industrial accident with pressurized equipment. No fire, no smoke. 3 injured with burns transported to local hospital'.
Somewhat discordant info....
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.
A little better:
Quote from SJ Mercury News:
"We had an equipment failure with an aluminum casting machine, which spilled hot metal on three people," Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said in an e-mail. "Two (workers' injuries) sound relatively minor, one more serious. (I) am going to visit them in the hospital later today and will personally ensure that they receive the best possible care."
Fun quote from that article:
"The most well-known cars made by the company are the Tesla Roadster, the first fully electric sports car, and the Model S, a fully electric luxury sedan." Um, ya, that would be because they are the only cars made by the company. Heh.
I send my best wishes for full recovery their way. Truly injured in a noble cause.
S**T happens! Industrial accidents happen. I wish the workers well and a quick recovery
This incident should have zero effect on share price. It is an occupational hazard in every hands on factory. Machines break down. Fact of life.