Tuesday, 08 September 2015 09:17

John Deere closes Chinese plant

logo-john-deereOperations have been indefinitely suspended at the John Deere plant near the Chinese port of Tianjin after huge explosions there last week killed more than 100 people and injured some of the company's 1,300 workers.

The Moline, Illinois-based company did not have an update on the status of employees  injured while at their homes in the area, but said the small number of employees injured at work by flying glass had only minor injuries.

According to a company spokesman, the windows and doors of several John Deere buildings were blown out during the blasts. At least one water main broke, causing damage to the engine works facility and several ceilings showed signs of damage.

Company officials have not been able to return to the facilities and fully assess the damage because a government evacuation order is still in place, the spokesman said.

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