Hankook Tire halts production after “huge” fire at Daejeon plant
Fire broke out at Hankook Tire and Technology’s Daejeon factory at 22:09 local time on Sunday 12 March. 11 people were injured, 10 Hankook staff members and one firefighter. The injuries are said to relate to smoke inhalation and are not described as serious. Now, as a result of the fire, production has been halted for an indefinite period. Nevertheless, staff say they are making every effort to get the factory operational again.