Tesla’s California Factory Subject to Safety Investigations Following Reports of Hazards and Injuries

April 25, 2018
On behalf of The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg Posted in Personal Injury

As a backlash against autonomous vehicles seems to take hold, potentially spelling bad news for manufacturers and suppliers of the so-called robot cars, Tesla has recently had additional woes in the guise of health and safety concerns at its Fremont, California factory. Working conditions at the factory are currently under investigation by the California Department of Industrial Relations, the department in charge of overseeing Cal-OSHA. Shortly before the investigation was announced, it was alleged by a journalist that Tesla was illegally undercounting and underreporting accidents at the plant, with examples of common injuries amongst the factory workers including headaches from inhaling fumes emitted from glue, head injuries sustained as a result of a slip and fall injury, and various repetitive strain injuries. According to the investigative journalist who released the story, safety measures at the Tesla plant were definitely sub-standard, and workers felt compelled to resign rather than continuing to battle management on the issue.

The investigation into working conditions at the Tesla plant was announced in mid-April, with no further update available at the time of writing.

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