- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - State workplace safety investigators are looking into the death of a contract employee at the M&M; Mars plant in southeastern Tennessee.

Multiple media outlets report that the worker for Cleveland-based Custom Mechanical Contractors died at the plant on Thursday afternoon.

A Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigator was sent to the plant after the death was reported, and returned again on Friday. The agency does not release information about its investigations until a final report is issued.

Mars in 2013 completed a $67 million expansion of the 650,000-square-foot Cleveland plant. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported at the time that the plant could make up to 330 million M&M;’s per day, and 72 tons of Twix in 12 hours.

The factory opened in 1979.



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