“It’s pretty shady,” said one worker who was called in to fix paint on new cars.
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.
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.”
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.
We investigate companies that are struggling to solve some old-fashioned problems: Worker safety at Tesla, and diversity at Google and beyond.