Suntech: Some Workers Hurt in Plant Accident

Suntech (STP) tonight said that seven of its employees were hurt on Nov. 28 in an accident in its module production facilities in Wuxi, China. The solar company said the injured have been hospitalized. The company did not give any details on the nature of the incident.

However, earlier this afternoon–hours before the announcement–research firm Wedge Partners reported in a research note that one employee was killed (Update: the company denies there were any fatalities) and seven injured in an explosion on a cell-diffusion line, a processing step in PV cell manufacturing that uses high temperatures and combustible gases. The Wedge Partners note said that the seven injured workers suffered severe burns.

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