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Tesla under-counted worker injuries for a better safety record, report alleges


Added 04-15-18 11:02:01pm EST - “RevealNews.org reports that Tesla mislabeled and under-counted worker injuries to make its safety record look better than it really is.” - Cnbc.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Cnbc.com: “Tesla under-counted worker injuries for a better safety record, report alleges”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Electric vehicle maker Tesla has mislabeled and under-counted workers' injuries to make its safety record look better that it was, according to a report by RevealNews.org.

"Company officials labeled toxic exposures, muscle strains and repetitive stress injuries as personal medical issues or minor accidents requiring only first aid, lowering its official injury count," said the report.

Sources told Reveal that safety compromises were made at Tesla's Fremont factory to appease CEO Elon Musk's aesthetic preferences.

According to them, because Musk didn't like the color yellow, the factory floor did not have clearly marked pedestrian lanes, and instead had lanes painted different shades of gray. Tesla employs thousands of workers in Fremont where it makes its Model S, Model X and Model 3 vehicles.

Tesla, which has been under pressure to ramp up the production and delivery of its Model 3 electric sedan, its latest EV line, disputed each of Reveal's findings in the report.

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