Detroit Chrysler Fiat plant employee dies in accident

An employee was killed on the job in an accident at the Chrysler Fiat plant in Detroit.

Donald Megge of Sterling Heights died when he was crushed during the first shift at Fiat Chrysler's Jefferson North assembly plant on Detroit's east side.  

"It was a real bad accident in the plant," said Carl Chambliss, whose brother works with Megge. "I asked him what happened and he said it was an accident, some guy got crushed some type of way. That was all the information they knew because they were keeping people away."

According to the United Auto Workers,  Megge was an 18-year millwright and wastewater operator. He died while doing his job providing regular preventative maintenance at the plant.  

Megge, was working alone when his body was discovered at 6:30 a.m.  about an hour after he started his shift.

In a Statement from UAW - Chrysler Vice President, Norwood Jewell said:

"Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family, friends and all those who worked with UAW member Donald Megge .."

And in a Statement from Megge's employer:

"All of the FCA family extends its deepest sympathies to the employee's family during this difficult time."

A Chrysler spokesperson said that they are conducting an internal investigation as well as Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration which is conducting an investigation.

The Detroit police homicide unit is also investigating, which is standard anytime someone is killed in an occupational accident.

FOX 2 stopped by the families home, there were many there, grieving, but none want to comment at this time.

"He was a good guy," Chambliss said. "Everyone is grieving."

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