A man from North Carolina has been killed while he was working on a new Tesla Motors auto charging station in Virginia.
On Wednesday, emergency personnel arrived at Janaf Shopping Yard in Norfolk on Tuesday morning and pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Norfolk police have identified the man as Steven V. Weaver, 32, of Angier, North Carolina. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not yet determined the cause of Weaver’s death.
Tesla spokesman, Will Nicholas, said that Weaver had been a contractor to Tesla. Nicholas also said that the opening of the charging station on Wednesday has been postponed.
Tesla is building a network of recharging stations nationwide so that Tesla owners can use the stations at no cost.
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