Three workers injured at automotive factory in California

Three workers were injured in an industrial accident at the Tesla Motors factory in Fremont, California yesterday.

According to a statement from the company, the injuries were caused by a failure in a low pressure aluminium casting press. The three workers were hurt by hot metal from the press.

Fire Captain Dan Cardenas told ABC America that the injuries sustained by the workers were “moderate to serious”.

He confirmed that there was not a fire at the factory and added, “It was an industrial accident involving pressurized equipment that they used, which resulted in three patients being treated for burns and they have been transported to a local hospital.”