Tesla workers were seriously hurt more than twice as often as industry average

Report detailing analysis of injury logs from factory in Fremont, California, for past several years gives troubling glimpse into company’s safety record

Tesla factory workers were injured at a rate 31% higher than industry average – and seriously injured at a rate more than double the industry average – in 2015, according to a new report from a worker safety organization.

The report gives the most complete picture to date of injury rates at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California. Tesla has strenuously defended its safety record since workers went public with complaints in February and announced they were seeking to unionize with the United Auto Workers. The Guardian recently published an investigation into the factory, where some workers allege that aggressive production goals set by CEO Elon Musk have resulted in unsafe conditions and avoidable injuries.

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