Fiat Chrysler testing Jefferson North Assembly Plant after employee contracts Legionnaires' disease

Posted at 6:41 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 19:10:11-04

Fiat Chrysler says they are investigating the water a their Jefferson North Assembly Plant after a worker was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease.

It is important to note that it has not yet been determined if the worker's exposure even occurred at the plant.

FCA US released the following statement about the situation:

FCA US has been notified that an employee at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant (Detroit) has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. At this time, it has not been determined where the employee may have come in contact with the bacteria. However, out of an abundance of caution for the safety and welfare of our employees, we have mobilized a team to begin testing water sources, and are following appropriate and established protocols at the plant. We are taking these extraordinary, proactive measures as a precaution. We are in contact with the appropriate agencies and will fully cooperate with them as needed.