Nissan has been fined 29-thousand dollars by TOSHA (Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration) for safety violations in the accident that led to the death of Dennis Pinkston.
He was killed November 16th while doing repairs on a seat conveyor system. A report released shows Pinkston was watching the conveyor to see if repairs worked properly when a counter weight landed on his head. Pinkston was taken by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt, where he passed away from his injuries.
The report says Nissan didn't establish proper procedures for employees to follow when servicing equipment. In response to the report, Nissan stated the safety and well-being of employees is always a top priority.