Industrial Safety

Tesla hit with OSHA workplace safety probe as its factory goes 24/7

By USA Today

Apr 18, 2018

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The same day Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that he was going to crank up the pace of his assembly line, California regulators opened an investigation into whether the electric automaker violated workplace safety rules.

California's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known as Cal/OSHA, opened its probe Tuesday. Specifically, the agency said it was looking into Tesla's injuries log "to ensure that serious injuries are reported directly to Cal/OSHA within eight hours as required by law," Cal/OSHA spokesperson Erika Monterroza said in a statement.

In a lengthy rebuttal to a new Center for Investigative Reporting Reveal piece suggesting that Tesla had failed to report some injuries, Tesla said the report leaned on sources who were friendly to the auto union, which has been trying to establish itself without luck at the Fremont plant.

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