- SPECIAL REPORTS
SMYRNA, TN—An employee of an automation supplier was killed Thursday at Nissan’s assembly plant here when a large electrical panel fell on him while it was being moved.
SPRINGFIELD, MO—Regal Beloit’s electric motor assembly plant here has operated more than 1,000,000 hours without a lost-time injury. It’s the first time in the 42 year history of the plant that this milestone has been achieved.
DETROIT—A 43-year-old auto worker was stabbed to death by a co-worker Thursday at Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant here. The co-worker committed suicide later that day.
Not all ergonomic risk factors are job-related. Some are known as personal risk factors. These include age, gender, tobacco use, medication and previous injuries.
ANN ARBOR, MI—More than half of factory workers who thought they had excellent or good hearing actually suffered hearing loss and didn’t even recognize the problem, a new study shows.
BEIJING—Apple Inc. has agreed to work with partner Foxconn to tackle wage and working condition violations at the Chinese assembly plants that make its popular products.
WINDSOR, ON—Chrysler has fired four hourly employees at its assembly plant here for allegedly drinking alcohol while on the job.
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