Safety Concerns at TX Toyota Plant

Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 04:05 PM gHale


A Toyota Motor Corp. assembly plant in San Antonio, TX, that makes Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks suspended production due to storm damage from a system that dumped up to 4 inches of rain.

The plant halted production Wednesday following roof and other damage, said Toyota spokesman Mario Lozoya. He cited safety concerns and said production will remain stopped until they determine when it safe to resume.

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Lozoya said nobody suffered any injuries in the weather-related incident. A section of the roof appeared to have caved in, and the plant had random power outages due to water leaks.

Parts of South Texas were hit with hail the size of tennis balls as storms rolled through Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Storms should continue through Friday in parts of the region.