Early this morning, local reporters announced that a worker at Fiat Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit died after being crushed in a tragic accident. According to reports, the 53-year-old worker (who has yet to be named) was discovered at approximately 7:10 a.m. at the plant’s onsite wastewater treatment facility, an area where the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango are assembled.
In an official statement, Fiat Chrysler says, “A plant employee was killed at the waste water treatment plant. The company is currently working with local officials to investigate the incident. All of the FCA family extends its deepest sympathies to the employee’s family during this difficult time.”
Early reports from the Detroit Free Press are saying that the man’s body was crushed in a machine press. Police have yet to comment on the situation and are currently working at the scene. More details are set to be released in the upcoming hours.
This, of course, is not the first time that the Jefferson North plant has experienced tragedy. Just back in 2012, another worker was stabbed to death in a dispute over a woman, while the man’s assailant soon took his own life nearby.
Currently, there are approximately 4,600 workers at the Jefferson North plant, including 4,400 hourly workers.