TESLA CAUGHT IN MORE LIES AS TESLA HIDES FACTORY AND DRIVER DEATHS
new report from Reveal claims that Tesla has
underreported workplace injuries and claims the Fremont factory is
less safe than the company has said.
- The report also
claims that Tesla has
avoided using some warning signs and markings for aesthetic reasons
and failed to properly train employees for dangerous work.
In February, Tesla highlighted
its efforts to improve worker safety at the
Fremont, California, factory where it builds its vehicles. Laurie Shelby
— Tesla's vice president of environmental, health, and safety — wrote
that the company's total recordable incident rate (TRIR), had fallen 25%
since 2016 and was aligned with the industry average. Shelby also
outlined the steps the company had taken in an effort to better manage
and prevent workplace injuries.
new report from Reveal alleges that the company
has underreported workplace injuries at the Fremont factory and that
working conditions at the facility are not as safe as Tesla has claimed.
Reveal reportedly spoke with over three dozen current and former Tesla
employees and reviewed hundreds of pages of documents, including
internal records and correspondence related to injury reporting.
an overview of the report's claims. You can read the full report on
reportedly misreported injury rates at its Fremont factory, either
failing to report injuries employees incurred while at work or
mislabeling them as personal or minor injuries so they didn't count
against the company's public workplace injury statistics.
- Tesla didn't
mark some hazard areas at Fremont in yellow because Musk reportedly
doesn't like the color and avoided other safety signs and markings
for aesthetic reasons, the report claims.
- The rate of
serious injuries, which means they require employees to miss work or
work with restrictions, among Tesla employees was reportedly 30%
worse than the industry average in 2017.
- Some Fremont
employees received insufficient training for dangerous work, the
- At least one
employee warned superiors — including Elon Musk's office — about
potential safety hazards, but those warnings were reportedly either
ignored or not addressed.
Monday, Tesla responded to the report in
a blog post, calling it "a completely false picture of Tesla and
what it is actually like to work here," and claimed it was "an
ideologically motivated attack by an extremist organization working
directly with union supporters to create a calculated
disinformation campaign against Tesla."