Airbus factory explosion in Toulouse injures five

29th May 2006, Comments 0 comments

TOULOUSE, France, May 29, 2006 (AFP) - Five people were injured, two seriously, on Monday when a hydraulic press blew up in a factory of aircraft maker Airbus in southwestern France, police said.

TOULOUSE, France, May 29, 2006 (AFP) - Five people were injured, two seriously, on Monday when a hydraulic press blew up in a factory of aircraft maker Airbus in southwestern France, police said.

The blast occurred at 7:45am, according to firefighters, who denied an earlier report that the building containing the press had collapsed.

Airbus said in a statement that the lives of the injured were not in danger and that there was no risk of pollution linked to the explosion.

It said an investigation had been opened into the cause of the blast, stressing that the hydraulic press in question had been regularly maintained in line with the manufacturers' instructions.

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Subject: French news

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