SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- A maintenance technician has been killed at the Nissan auto assembly plant in Smyrna.
A company spokesman confirmed the death of 43-year-old Michael Hooper.
WSMV-TV reported Nissan spokesman Justin Saia said Hooper's death on Sunday occurred in the body assembly section of the plant. Saia said he could not provide more details until family members had been told.
Saia called the incident heartbreaking and said Hooper had worked at the plant for 21 years.
On April 25, a contract worker was killed at the plant's paint facility when a large electrical panel fell as it was being moved.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.