On Monday afternoon, police in California were called to a Tesla facility after a man was discovered dead in the parking lot.
At about 3.25 p.m. Monday, firefighters responded to a complaint regarding a person observed face-down in the 53 million square foot facility's parking lot, according to a Fremont Police Department alert.
Despite the firemen' best efforts, the guy was declared dead on the site.
The investigation has now been taken over by Fremont police, who have classified the man's death as'suspicious.'
They had not released the deceased individual's name, what injuries he may have sustained or a possible motive of any potential suspects as of Monday evening.
'At this point, we have a dead body in the parking lot and homicide investigators are taking over the investigation,' Police Captain Fred Bobbitt told FOX News.
Homicide detectives remained on the scene to gather evidence as dusk fell, the East Bay Times reports, with more than a dozen units spotted on the southwest side of the facility.
Police and security guards had blocked off the area, and officers were seen setting up at least two canopies near a Toyota pickup truck in the lot.
An ambulance also seemed to remain on the scene, in footage from NBC Bay Area.
The business, which employs more than 10,000 workers in the San Francisco-Bay Area, has been chastised in the past for its hazardous working conditions.
Jose Moran, a manufacturing employee, presented claims of obligatory overtime, high rates of injury, and inadequate salaries in February 2017.
'Most of my 5,000-plus coworkers work well over 40 hours a week, including excessive mandatory overtime,' he wrote in a blog post at the time. 'The hard, manual labor we put in to make Tesla successful is done at great risk to our bodies.'
He noted that at one point, 'six out of eight people in my work team were out on medical leave at the same time due to various work-related injuries.'
A few months later, The Guardian published a report finding that the Tesla factory's recordable incident rate was above the industry average between 2013 and 2016, and ambulances had been called into the factory more than 100 times between 2014 and 2017 - for employees experiencing fainting, dizziness, seizures, abnormal breathing and chest pain.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, stated in an interview that his employees were 'having a terrible time, working long hours and on challenging jobs,' but that he cared profoundly about their health and well-being.
He claimed that the company's safety record had improved as a result of the addition of a third shift, the addition of an ergonomics team, and the improvement of its'safety teams.'