Update: GM lab explosion didn’t involve Chevy Volt battery
The first reports this past Wednesday were that around 9am, a battery exploded in the General Motors Warren Technical Center in a high security portion of the Alternative Energy Center. GM did not make a statement right away but with comments made by various Warren officials who were on the scene; a great deal of information hit the media in the hours that followed the blast. We have now learned that there was an explosion but many of those early reports have proven to be incorrect to some extent.
First off, reports indicated early on that there were two workers injured and while one was treated locally, the other received life-threatening injuries and was sent to a Detroit hospital. Now that the smoke has cleared, we have learned that there were actually five GM workers injured in the blast with four of them individuals being treated as the scene while the fifth made a trip to a local hospital. However, none of those injuries were life-threatening.