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Legionella Bacteria Found at Michigan Ford Plant

Jun 28, 2019 | News

Ford Motor announced on Wednesday that low levels of the legionella bacteria has been detected in its Dearborn, Michigan factory. The plant employs approximately 4,400 employees, of which about 4,200 are hourly. Ford has stressed that there is no health risk to employees .

As part of its water-management plan, Ford tests regularly for legionella and has a plan in place for when legionella is found. According to a Ford spokesperson, the level of legionella detected at the Dearborn facility is very low and does not present a health risk to employees. The spokesperson also states that the equipment where the legionella bacteria was found has been disinfected immediately and that they are not aware of any reports of contact.

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