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Taser weapons factory blast injures seven

11 September 2015

On September 10 one worker was critically injured and six hurt in an explosion at Taser International’s plant in Scottsdale, Arizona. The worker was taken by ambulance to a local burn unit with life-threatening injuries, according to a local fire department spokesman, while the other workers sustained concussion-related symptoms and were reported to be in a stable condition.

The Taser plant in Scottsdale, AZ - Photo: Taser International
The Taser plant in Scottsdale, AZ - Photo: Taser International

Workers were cleaning up and shutting down the production line for the weekend when the incident occurred, said Taser spokesman Steve Tuttle, who said an inquiry would take place to uncover the cause of the incident.

About 400 employees were evacuated from the building as a precaution following the incident, he said.

Taser's electrical weapons are used mainly by police, with more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies in 107 countries having bought them since 1994. The company also produces body cameras, selling the devices to more than 3,500 agencies.

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