Tesla worker collapses and dies at Fremont plant on transmission line

A worker at Tesla’s Fremont factory in northern California collapsed and died while working on a powertrain line Wednesday morning.

Tesla has notified the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) office of the death, according to spokesman Peter Melton. The story was first reported by KTVU, a Fox-affiliated station in Northern California.

The identification, age or any other marks of the employee have not yet been disclosed. Emergency response vehicles were spotted at the plant at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Fremont Fire Department did not immediately respond to our request for information regarding the case.

Update 2:05 PM EST: The Fremont Fire Department confirmed to Teslarati that their initial call was for a worker trapped in machinery. When fire personnel arrived, they were informed that there was no machinery involved.

It is currently unclear whether the event was work-related. Cal-OSHA is working to determine the nature of the victim’s death.

Additionally, the Fremont Police Department has been contacted and we are awaiting further information regarding the incident.

In an unrelated incident, an employee was killed at the Fremont plant in December by a co-worker. Anthony Solima, 29, killed Lee Braiser, 42, following an argument, authorities said. Solima shot Braiser in the head just after his shift ended. He had at least one gunshot wound was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is a developing story. Please check back regularly for updates.

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Tesla worker collapses and dies at Fremont plant on transmission line

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