The unidentified 43-year-old worker was crushed by a collapsing wall caused by the earthquake off the east coast of Japan. Another 30 workers were reported injured. Read On: http://www.motorcycle.com/news/honda-reports-earthquake-fatality-90543.html
The shutdowns will affect five domestic assembly plants as well as those operated by subsidiaries, according to a report by Kyodo on Saturday.
Many of the motorcycle and automaker’s affiliated parts-producers will also shutter production, reports said.
Toyota said the shutdowns are also intended to give time to for the company to assess whether its employees and their families are okay.Read On:: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/japanese-auto-makers-plan-mass-shutdowns-2011-03-12