General Motors halted production at its Orion (MI) Assembly Plant while local law enforcement investigated an altercation between two contract workers, leading to the death of one of them.
Gregory Lanier Robertson of Pontiac, Michigan, 49, was identified by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, who worked for a cleaning contractor, was found unresponsive at 1:37 a.m. Efforts to revive him by deputies were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
“There was an altercation between coworkers at the GM Orion plant this morning. It resulted in the death of one victim and we have the suspect in custody. There is no active danger to the community or the plant,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. Neither of the workers are GM employees.
The department took a 48-year-old male into custody, whose name was not released. He worked at the cleaning company as well. GM uses contractors to handle the cleaning, plus some maintenance and other tasks around the facility.
Investigators were believed to still be on-site through mid-day, and are expected present the case to prosecutors Friday for possible charges. An autopsy is to be performed Thursday, the sheriff’s office noted.