Elon Musk claims: “Tesla factory safety has improved every safety has improved every year & is now better than industry avg.” But that’s not true.
Will Evans is a reporter for Reveal, covering workplace issues. His reporting has prompted government investigations, legislation, reforms and prosecutions. A series on safety problems and hidden injuries at Tesla won an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. Other investigations have shown secret spying at Uber, quantified the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley and exposed widespread illegal discrimination in the temp industry. Reporting with a partner and CNN exposed rampant fraud in California's drug rehab system for the poor, winning an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. Previously, he reported on the secret money behind political ads and judicial conflicts of interest. Prior to joining The Center for Investigative Reporting in 2005, Evans was a reporter at The Sacramento Bee. He also has worked as a freelancer overseas. He is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
The electric car company added 13 injuries from 2017 that had been missing when it certified its legally mandated injury report earlier this year.
Son Nguyen is suing Tesla after he was burned on the job. “I remember waking up after surgery … I was just terrified. I thought I was dead.”
OSHA levied the largest safety fine in Tesla’s history against its solar business after a worker in Massachusetts was shocked and burned.
Republicans and business groups have criticized the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for pursuing large-scale, systemic cases.
Newly released data shows whites made up 75 percent of PayPal’s executives in 2017, slightly less diverse than average for large Silicon Valley firms.
We’re suing the government for diversity data filed by Silicon Valley companies including PayPal, which has waffled on promises to release its data.
A fan of the electric carmaker who drove his car across the country says he almost crashed a dozen times while driving on autopilot.
Cal/OSHA says it “takes seriously reports of workplace hazards and allegations of employers’ underreporting recordable work-related injuries.”
Undercounting injuries is a symptom of a larger problem: Tesla has put electric car manufacturing above safety concerns, former safety experts say.
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