Garbage truck driver dies after malfunction at Phoenix TSMC factory

PHOENIX (AZFamille) — A garbage truck driver is dead after an explosion reported Wednesday afternoon at a semiconductor factory north of Phoenix.

Police say Cesar Anguiano-Guitron, 41, was taking out trash around 2:45 p.m. at the TSMC factory construction site along 43rd Avenue just north of Loop 303, when there was a possible problem involving a tractor-trailer. which stores waste under pressure.

While inspecting the tank, an “uncontrolled release of pressure” occurred and Anguiano-Guitron was struck by an object, police said.

This sent him more than 20 feet away from the truck.

He was taken to hospital, where he later died.

No TSMC employees or construction workers were injured.

The facilities were not damaged, TSMC said.

TSMC, short for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, is the world’s largest contract chip manufacturer. The company first announced plans to build a semiconductor manufacturing plant in Phoenix in May 2020 and began construction in July 2022.

Production is expected to start in 2025.

In addition to its existing site, TSMC also announced plans to expand into the valley with two additional manufacturing facilities.

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