Monday, 04 April 2011 21:20

Tornado Strikes Kentucky Toyota Parts Plant

A tornado struck a manufacturing plant on the southeast side of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on April 4, tossing pieces of the roof, collapsing part of the aluminum structure and injuring seven people, officials said. The plant, Toyoda Gosei Automotive Sealing Kentucky, makes weatherstripping for Toyota vehicles.

The plant is located between Hopkinsville and Pembroke, Kentucky.

About 184 employees were inside TGASK when the storm arrived shortly before noon, said Paul Ray, spokesman for the Hopkinsville Police Department.

None of the injured had life-threatening injuries, said spokeswoman Jessica Beckham of Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Ray said the injuries were mostly bumps and bruises.

There is also a hail concern mounting in this area as the storm continues.

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