Maintenance technician killed in Smyrna Nissan assembly plant
SMYRNA, Tenn. -
A Nissan maintenance technician was involved in a fatal accident in the body assembly area of the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant.
The incident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.
In a statement released by Nissan, the company said, "We are heartbroken by the loss of our colleague and friend, Michael Hooper, age 43, who had been with the company for 21 years. Our deepest sympathies go out to Mr. Hooper's family during this difficult time."
"The company is working with authorities to investigate today's incident and is doing everything possible to support those affected in the aftermath of this devastating event," said Justin Saia, manager of Corporate Communications at Nissan North America.
Nissan officials added the safety and well-being of team members is Nissan's top priority.
Additional information regarding the accident was not immediately released.