Some Tesla employees were reportedly ordered to walk through raw sewage during Model 3 ramp up (TSLA)


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Tesla employees said they walked through raw sewage due to their fear of causing production delays, Bloomberg reports.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the company told Bloomberg “it’s not aware of managers telling employees to walk through sewage and that plumbing issues have been handled promptly,” according to the publication.
Concerns have been raised about worker safety at the Fremont, California, factory where Tesla assembles its vehicles.

Tesla employees said they walked through raw sewage due to their fear of causing production delays, Bloomberg reports.

Paint shop worker Dennis Duran told the publication he and some of his colleagues were ordered to walk through sewage that spilled onto the floor at the Fremont, California, factory where Tesla assembles its vehicles to keep production moving, despite their hesitations.

“Four current employees say the pressure they felt to avoid delays forced them to walk through raw sewage when it spilled onto the floor. Dennis Duran, who works in the paint shop, says that one time when workers balked, he and his peers were told, ‘Just walk through it. We have to keep the line going,'” Bloomberg wrote.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the company told Bloomberg “it’s not aware of managers telling employees to walk through sewage and that plumbing issues have been handled promptly,” according to the publication.

Concerns have been raised about worker safety at the Fremont factory. California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has three open investigations into Tesla, though an agency representative told Business Insider it was not able to disclose the content of complaints that lead to investigations.

In April, the Center for Investigative Reporting published a report saying Tesla had misreported workplace injuries and failed to take some safety measures at the …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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