Toulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2760 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 11138 times:
Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 6): I checked Google, and it seems that there is an extreme lack of information regarding this incident. Hopefully we hear more news soon. Hope nobody was hurt too seriously.
Here's a link to the story on a French search engine (Wanadoo), but in French. Sorry, I don't have time to translate...
(for some reason link doesn't go to exact page. At top left you'll see some tabs, first one is "A la Une", press the second one "France", it's the main story, click on the text and it'll direct you to the full story.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13463 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9280 times:
Accidents happen to everybody. Just hope all can recover from this incident. Remember the incident at Boeing last year where a 747-F had a 'blowout' while undergoing some pressure testing. It caused serious damage to the airframe, to the extent it had to be a write-off.
Lets hope that in this accident at Airbus that all recover. Must have caused on hell of a noise when it happened. I would imange it caused some building damage, as well as damage to other machinery.
Any idea of how much this will affect production at Airbus? Do they have other facilities that can make these components or could they subcontract this out for a while?
Trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 5222 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7835 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 13): Remember the incident at Boeing last year where a 747-F had a 'blowout' while undergoing some pressure testing. It caused serious damage to the airframe, to the extent it had to be a write-off.
is that definite that it was written off?? if so how does that impact the customer given this is one production line winding down already?
ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7409 times:
There has been some additional news. Sources were also posted here, but obviously were deleted (reason was that earlier in this thread, some friendly guy was expressing his hope that Airbus will suffer from this accident... no comment, please!).
The machine that exploded was some hydraulic machine for pylone production for several Airbus models. It was not the only machine of this kind.
2 people are in hospital, 3 others had minor injuries. The production hall interior was damaged, but the building did not collapse.
All this is bad enough, no doubt about it. But it seems the damage is not that huge, and apart from the breaking news, this incident did not make it into most news services here in Germany.
By Andrea Rothman
May 29 (Bloomberg) -- Airbus SAS, the world's biggest planemaker, said a hydraulic machine that shapes sheet metal exploded this morning at one of its French plants, hurting five people, two seriously.
The machine is at an Airbus France facility in Saint Eloi, France, near Airbus's Toulouse headquarters, according to a statement sent by e-mail today. Two of the five people injured have been hospitalized. Their lives are not in danger, Airbus said. The other three workers have gone home.
Damage from the explosion was ``light'' and didn't affect the structure of the building or generate pollution, Airbus said. The plant has resumed work.
Quoting ZakHH (Reply 18): Sources were also posted here, but obviously were deleted
I hope this clarifies the situation. Bloomberg received an emailed statement as you can see but it has yet to be posted on their site or that of EADS.
To the Moderator's I saw how this thread was degraded by certain posts and that many replies were deleted for which I thank you. The link I provided cannot actually show the statement in full but I am within Copyright guidelines to post as much as I could so that the thread stayed on the topic of what is an unfortunate industrial accident.
As stated, the email release should soon appear at the following link for full details
Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7409 times:
AirTran737-- I checked Google, and it seems that there is an extreme lack of information regarding this incident.
Well seems like you've answered your own question , then.
C'mon. Thousands died in Java this past weekend so maybe it's time for at least a smidgeon of perspective here.
As for the accident and those injured it's real hard to know how bad the situation is in such early goings, even from native-language press releases and news reports. Let's hope they can all fully recover and soon.
TTailSteve From United States of America, joined May 2006, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7409 times:
seems they building damage is cosmetic mainly, some roof damage but not a collapse, the media always tries to make it seem worse than it is...hope the workers injuries are overinflated as well and that everyone is fine with either no or minor injuries....any idea how a press can explode, i imagine tremendous pressure, anyone have any pictures of the type of press that exploded or can tell us how it works...thanks
Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5556 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7409 times:
REPLY 8 gives a link to the French story (which you have to click on "France" to see, which is now down the page a bit). Use Babelfish to translate it at altavista.com The current version of the story indicates 5 injured, including open fracture (meaning skin punctured by bone) and chest pains as the most serious. Only the workshop where that press was remains closed.
Relevant portion of Babelfish Translation (I love Babelfish!):
"The firemen helped five casualties related to the explosion, but specify that there was not of fire. Contrary to the first information, no collapse of the building sheltering the hydraulic press was recorded. "the explosion was violent but localised, the casualties were in the immediate environment of this hydraulic press from 800 to 1.000 bars which preforms sheets surrounding the masts engines (pylons supporting the engines)", the president of Airbus France Jean-Marc Thomas stated on the spot. "the reasons of the explosion are still unknown and are the subject of an investigation", it added."
: Sad news. My prayers for the injured family members. Chuck A & J Travel Milan MI. USA
: It seems the production will not be slowed down by this. They have another machine that does the same thing. Source is in German, unfortunately. http:
: Thoughts and prayers go out to the injured and their families, and nothing but the speediest of recoveries for them. As for the health of the company,
: Let's keep this accurate. A tragedy implies the death of human beings, which is not the case here. This is just a serious industrial incident.