Worker Injured in Incident at TSMC Arizona Facility, No Explosion Reported

Taipei, Taiwan – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) refuted claims of an explosion at its facility in north Phoenix, Arizona, clarifying that an accident resulting in a worker’s injury had occurred instead. The incident occurred when an abnormality in a waste sulfuric acid removal tank led to a worker being injured by a pop-up valve.

The company emphasized that there was no explosion or fire at the site, and the accident did not impact factory equipment or pipelines. The injured driver was taken to the hospital, and authorities are investigating the matter.

TSMC assured that the incident did not disrupt operations at the plant or the progress of its facility expansion project. The Arizona plant, which commenced wafer production in April, is set to begin using 4nm technology in the first half of 2025.

The response from TSMC came in light of a report from a local media outlet in Phoenix, ABC15 Arizona, which initially suggested serious injuries due to an explosion at the chip plant. However, due to limited information, ABC15 acknowledged that more details were needed to fully understand the incident.

The company’s focus remains on the safety of its workers and ensuring the smooth continuation of its operations. TSMC stated that they are cooperating fully with authorities to investigate the accident thoroughly and prevent such incidents in the future.

As one of the leading contract chipmakers globally, TSMC plays a crucial role in the semiconductor industry, with its plants at the forefront of technological advancements. The company’s commitment to safety and innovation remains paramount as it navigates through challenges to meet the demands of an ever-evolving market.