Industrial Safety

Tesla staff's lost workdays triple on factory injuries, illness

By Bloomberg

Mar 22, 2019

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Tesla Inc. factory employees spent almost three times as many days off the job because of work-related injuries and illness in 2018 as the year before as the carmaker manufactured electric cars at scale for the first time.

Staff at Tesla’s lone assembly plant in Fremont, California, logged 22,454 days lost in 2018, up from 7,619 in 2017, according to a report the company submitted to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This surge outpaced increases in hours worked, total injuries and number of cases in which injuries caused employees to be absent.

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