published Monday, June 17th, 2013

Nissan worker killed in Smyrna plant accident

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A Nissan spokesman released a statement saying 43-year-old Michael Hooper is a maintenance technician who was involved in a fatal accident at the Smyrna vehicle assembly plant.

It happened at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement from officials.

"Emergency response authorities are on-site and working to confirm the details of the incident, which occurred in the body assembly area of the plant," according to Justin Saia, manager of Corporate Communications at Nissan North America.

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