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Two seriously injured after blast at Renault plant in northern France

20 May 2014

On the morning of May 20, firefighters told local media that a gas cylinder explosion had injured five workers at the Renault plant in Maubeuge (Nord), which makes the Kangoo model. Two were apparently seriously injured, three others received minor injuries, and all are now in hospital.

According to the Voix du Nord newspaper, the explosion of the cylinder took place in the plant’s press shop. Management  has yet to comment about the incident, but France 3 says production lines at the plant have not been stopped.


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