Industrial Safety

Tesla hit with $110,000 safety fine, its largest yet

By Silicon Valley Business Journal

May 08, 2018

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Federal safety regulators are fining Tesla Inc. $110,863 for safety violations they uncovered after an employee was hospitalized with electrical burns on the job. It’s Tesla’s single largest safety fine to date.

In late December, four employees at Tesla subsidiary SolarCity were working on a 19-acre solar farm at Hampshire College, a small, private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, when one of the workers attempted to take a photo of an electrical panel that was energized at 13,800 volts —immediately shocking him.

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