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    Gases Caused The Explosion Yesterday Says GM

    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    April 12, 2012

    The Detroit News is reporting the explosion that happened yesterday at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren was caused by gases venting from an experimental battery pack.

    The explosion which happened yesterday morning in a battery lab was liken to a natural gas explosion. Gases from experimental battery gathered in the room during extreme testing and ignited.

    The explosion caused damaged to the at least part of the global battery lab inside the Alternative Energy Center and injured five people. GM spokesman Alan Adler said one employee was kept kept overnight at a hospital for observation.

    Source: The Detroit News


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    WOW, Glad no one got killed and hope the one kept overnight goes home soon.

    GM, Jump in there with a rebuild team to get it back online ASAP, gotta keep it going.

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    Pushing the envelope of new automotive technology and things like this are bound to happen. How many bad accidents happened in the industry's start up years in the last century?

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    Pushing the envelope of new automotive technology and things like this are bound to happen. How many bad accidents happened in the industry's start up years in the last century?

    True...hope they learned something from this...

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