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    steelbridgerescue A hiker who fell down a steep embankment beneath Washington state's highest bridge was hoisted to safety in a dramatic rescue operation Tuesday. A Special Operations Rescue Team from several Mason County agencies found the 25-year-old Bremerton man under High Steel… Read More +

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  • Thurston County Fair Opens Wednesday

    tcfairThe 2014 Thurston County Fair is Wednesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 3. Plan to enjoy the food, fun, history, and heritage at the County's signature summer event. The 2014 theme is "Fun for the Whole Herd!”  Admission to the fair… Read More +

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  • Mariners Over Indians 5-2

    mariners logo NewHisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless since last July, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Iwakuma (9-5) improved to 9-0 in his last 14 road starts, the second-longest such streak in club history. He is 5-0 outside Seattle this season. Dustin Ackley hit a two-run double in Seattle's four-run fourth against Trevor Bauer (4-6).

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'Industrial Accident' at Tesla Motors Plant Injures Three

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_6f6e313c60.jpgJustin Sullivan/Getty Images (FREMONT, Calif.) -- An incident at the Tesla Motors plant in Fremont, Calif., is being described as an "industrial accident," with three people hurt with "moderate to serious injuries," according to Fire Captain Dan Cardenas. In a statement, Tesla Motors said, "There was a failure in a low pressure aluminum casting press. Three employees were injured by hot metal from that press. We are making sure that they receive the best possible care."

Cardenas said there was "no fire" at the plant. "It was an industrial accident involving pressurized equipment that they used, which resulted in three patients being treated for burns and they have been transported to a local hospital," Cardenas said.

The incident took place around noon Pacific time, officials said. Cardenas, who has worked with various fire departments for 33 years, said he believed the injuries were "moderate to serious." When asked about the frequency of accidents like that of Tesla's, Cardenas said it was "hard to say." "I've probably come across several different industrial accidents like this where people get injured using machinery that they use at their manufacturing plants," he said. "Whether power or water, there are so many different ways of these things happening."

Just Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reiterated the safety record of the company's latest car, the Model S, which has been under media scrutiny after three different cars caught on fire after high-impact accidents. In all three incidents, none of the drivers were injured.

With 25,000 cars on the road worldwide, Musk said the company's overriding concern is safety. "If fire is your concern, you could not be in a safer car," Musk said in New York City at a conference organized by Business Insider.

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