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Seven Injured in Explosion At Intel's Arizona Plant

Reports say three people have been hospitalized and one severely burned following a blast at Intel’s Arizona fab. Three more injured members of staff were treated at the scene and released yesterday afternoon. Fire officials are describing the incident as a ‘small blast’ and ‘flash explosion,’ while an Intel spokesman referred to it as a ‘small fire.’

According to authorities, the fire occurred in a self-contained room that held petroleum-based solvents. Production is said to be unaffected by the explosion, which officials say took place in a support building at the Intel site in Chandler. Reuters cites a spokesperson that says the site of the fire was under construction at the time.

Chandler Fire Department Battalion Chief Brad Miller told Reuters that an automatic extinguishing system quickly took care of flames with a mix of water and foam and the building, a 3000-square-foot, single-level structure, was evacuated along with another nearby building.

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  • fyasko
    Everything in Arizona is burning... maybe they should see if the fire came from mexico...
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  • _Pez_
    ja ja ! what kind of fire from mexico ?, rocks ? I'm from méxico and the goverment of here must be detroyed doesnt USA own our land that would be great LOL
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  • tacoslave
    Damn, I guess even intel couldnt contain that much awesome.
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  • HighPies
    Its because they where sent a BD chip from AMD and couldn't handle that much power xD

    http://sites.amd.com/us/promo/processors/Pages/fx-processor.aspx
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  • Mario75
    HighPiesIts because they where sent a BD chip from AMD and couldn't handle that much power xDhttp://sites.amd.com/us/promo/proc essor.aspx
    power?what power?from amd cpu's?oh..you talking about amd cpu's TDP..yep,i guess you right,since amd cpu's ages behind Intel's..well,at least Intel knows that BOBdozzer wont reach even 4ghz on air,since they simply burning xD
    and Intels 4core still beat crap of amd 8core - amd cpu's must be burning from shame xD
    Quality (Intel) over quantity (amd) any day.Oh,and dont forget about amd promises and delays LOL And amd still talking,delayed 4 times..and i see 5th coming,what can you expect from such "company" like amd? xD
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  • TheMaristBoy
    Mario75power?what power?from amd cpu's?oh..you talking about amd cpu's TDP..yep,i guess you right,since amd cpu's ages behind Intel's..well,at least Intel knows that BOBdozzer wont reach even 4ghz on air,since they simply burning xDand Intels 4core still beat crap of amd 8core - amd cpu's must be burning from shame xDQuality (Intel) over quantity (amd) any day.Oh,and dont forget about amd promises and delays LOL And amd still talking,delayed 4 times..and i see 5th coming,what can you expect from such "company" like amd? xD
    you're right. but state it more gently next time.
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  • sync_nine
    They say truth is bitter
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  • virtualban
    Mario75power?what power?from amd cpu's?oh..you talking about amd cpu's TDP..yep,i guess you right,since amd cpu's ages behind Intel's..well,at least Intel knows that BOBdozzer wont reach even 4ghz on air,since they simply burning xDand Intels 4core still beat crap of amd 8core - amd cpu's must be burning from shame xDQuality (Intel) over quantity (amd) any day.Oh,and dont forget about amd promises and delays LOL And amd still talking,delayed 4 times..and i see 5th coming,what can you expect from such "company" like amd? xDEven if that is all true, I don't see how this is good for you as a consumer!
    Even if I go for the best processor, or for the suggested performance/price by Tom's for prices above 150$, I still will cheer for the underdog, because I will not get that processor and leave for a foreign planet. I will still be here when time to upgrade comes.
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  • bv90andy
    Production is said to be unaffected
    That's all I wanted to hear :)


    But seriously, why do these things still happen in companies who have such a reputation for factories with high-end technology?
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  • pooflinger1
    bv90andyThat's all I wanted to hear But seriously, why do these things still happen in companies who have such a reputation for factories with high-end technology?
    According to the article, the explosion happened at a part of the plant that was currently under construction. And no matter how high end the technology is, failure is, and always will be an option. Nothing can run forever. It all has to break at some point.
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