Kanye West and Adidas are reportedly under investigation in America, after an employee was left badly injured in a freak workplace accident.
Although the specific details of the injury are yet to be revealed, it’s claimed thatthe unnamed employee may have to have his foot amputated, some two months after a massive 3D printer fell over onto the foot.
Now, TMZ reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Association is trying to establish if workplace violations led to the accident.
According to TMZ, Adidas could face ‘up to $129k per violation’ if they are found guilty of multiple safety breaches.
Police also claim that the severity of the injury meant that the man required an airlift transportation for emergency health care.
A number of photographs also appeared to show an ambulance and a stretcher in what appears to be a parking lot.
Kanye and Adidas are yet to comment, but Adidas representatives have been contacted for comment by NME.
The man is believed to be in his early 20s and was helping to move the printer when it fell over.
The latest controversy comes in a tumultuous month that has seen Kanye facing condemnation for controversial comments about slavery.
He made headlines in an interview where he argued that the historic slavery of black people in America was “a choice”. He later clarified his comments, but continued to receive criticism.
Adidas has since refused pressure to cut ties with him in the aftermath of the comments
“We’ll neither comment nor speculate on every single comment that our external creators are making,” Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted recently told Bloomberg.
“Kanye has been and is a very important part of our strategy. He’s been a fantastic creator, and that’s where I’m going to leave it.
“I’m not going to comment on any comment that he or anyone else is making. That’s pretty much the party line at this stage.”