When the news of the deaths of two former Bosch service members in South Carolina surfaced, many customers were confused.
Was it a tragic accident?
Or, as one commenter put it, a hate crime?
A week after the death of the former service members, the former Boscherons head of public relations, David E. Lippard, issued a statement, which read: “Our thoughts are with the Bosch family and friends at this difficult time.
We ask that everyone respect the privacy of Bosch families and their loved ones during this difficult period.”
The statement did not offer any additional information.
The company is the latest in a line of Bosches, many of which are owned by the same family.
Bosch was founded in 1854 and is one of the world’s oldest electric appliances makers.
The company’s products include electric stoves, refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines.
Boscheron, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, has more than 8,500 employees in 50 countries.
In the statement, E.P.L. Lipsman, Bosch’s president and CEO, said, “As we have done with many other brands, we are saddened by the tragic loss of two Bosch employees.
The Bosch Company will continue to work with the family and loved ones of these two Boscherts and offer their support and assistance during this time.””
We have been and will continue working with Bosch to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident and will provide the fullest and most accurate information as we learn more,” he said.
The statement was posted on the Boscher Company website and sent to the Bosche’s media relations department.
The Boscher service was not the only Bosch business to suffer a devastating loss of a service member.
In January 2018, a Bosch electrical worker died when his truck was struck by a tractor-trailer, killing him.
The two Boschers killed on Wednesday were a driver and a dishwasher.
The driver was a Boscher’s service manager and the dishwasher was a supervisor.
Boschers is owned by Lippards brother, David Lippardi.