Undercounting injuries is a symptom of a larger problem: Tesla has put electric car manufacturing above safety concerns, former safety experts say.
Cal/OSHA says it “takes seriously reports of workplace hazards and allegations of employers’ underreporting recordable work-related injuries.”
The electric car company added 13 injuries from 2017 that had been missing when it certified its legally mandated injury report earlier this year.
A former Tesla safety director’s suit says he was fired for reporting unsafe working conditions such as chemical exposures and fires at the company.
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.
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.
A fan of the electric carmaker who drove his car across the country says he almost crashed a dozen times while driving on autopilot.
We investigate companies that are struggling to solve some old-fashioned problems: Worker safety at Tesla, and diversity at Google and beyond.