Construction worker injured at Volvo factory site


A construction worker at the Volvo assembly plant being built in South Carolina was seriously injured while working on site Tuesday morning.

The individual sustained an undisclosed injury at the construction site around 9:15 a.m. and was reportedly in serious condition. The worker was in the body shop when the incident occurred, according to Volvo in a statement emailed to Automotive News.

Emergency crews transported the worker to a nearby hospital, a Volvo spokeswoman said.

The job title of the worker and cause of injury were not disclosed by Volvo or city officials.

An investigation is under way regarding details of the incident and injury, the Volvo spokeswoman said.

Volvo Cars will start manufacturing vehicles at the 2.3 million-square-foot site in Ridgeville, S.C., its first U.S. factory, by the end of 2018. The $ 500 million factory, which will have about 2,000 employees, is slated to assemble as many as 60,000 compact luxury S60 sedans annually. Manufacturing of the Swedish automaker’s pure-electric vehicles are also planned to move into the plant, after its first array of fully electric cars are made in China.

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