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Worker Believed to Have Committed Suicide at GM Flint Plant

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Update: Flint Assembly resumed production on the second shift at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Grief counselors are on staff and employees are able to meet with them, as needed. The third shift was informed to report for work. They will also be able to meet with grief counselors, as needed.

An employee at the General Motors Flint Assembly plant is believed to have taken their own life this afternoon.

GM spokesman Tom Wickham released a statement on the incident: Tragically, an employee at GM’s Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan took his life this afternoon. No one else in the plant was injured. We’re working with local authorities as the incident is investigated. Our condolences and deepest sympathies go to the employee’s family and colleagues. Grief counselors are on site to support employees.

An earlier email this afternoon said that GM and the Flint Police were investigating a “medical situation” at the plant.

According to MLive, GM has shut down production at the facility and has not said when it will resume. Wickham said that grief counselors are on hand to talk with workers.

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