Employee dies after industrial accident at Nissan plant - WSMV News 4

Employee dies after industrial accident at Nissan plant in Smyrna

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An employee has died after an industrial accident at the Nissan manufacturing plant in Smyrna.

According to Rutherford County officials, the accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A medical helicopter was called to the scene to transport the victim to the hospital, which is where he later died.

Nissan released this statement about the accident:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the employee’s family during this difficult time. The safety and well-being of our team members continues to be Nissan’s top priority.

Nissan has not released the name of the employee involved in the incident, but co-workers say his name is Dennis Pinkston. A GoFundMe has been set up for the Pinkston family.

Stay with Channel 4 and WSMV.com for more on this developing story.

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