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Report: Tesla Workers Tell Tales of Overwork, Passing Out in Factory

Report: Tesla Workers Tell Tales of Overwork, Passing Out in Factory

By    |   Thursday, 18 May 2017 12:53 PM

Workers at Tesla's California electric-car factory over-worked so much that they are passing out on the production line and needing emergency trips to the hospital, the Guardian reported Thursday.

“Ambulances have been called more than 100 times since 2014 for workers experiencing fainting spells, dizziness, seizures, abnormal breathing and chest pains,” the newspaper reported, citing incident reports. “Hundreds more were called for injuries and other medical issues.”

Tesla this year overtook Ford and General Motors as the most valuable car company with a market capitalization of about $50 billion. The company has lost billions of dollars in its pursuit of creating a line of electric cars and solar-power technology, but its stock has risen tenfold in the past five years.

 “I’ve seen people pass out, hit the floor like a pancake and smash their face open,” Jonathan Galescu, a production technician at Tesla, told the Guardian. “They just send us to work around him while he’s still lying on the floor.”

Tesla founder Elon Musk told the Guardian in an interview that workers are working long hours and on hard jobs.

“It’s incredibly hurtful, and, I think, false for anyone to claim that I don’t care,” he said.

Tesla said its factory safety record has improved in the past year.

“From what I’ve gathered, Elon Musk started Tesla kind of like an app startup, and didn’t realize that it isn’t just nerds at a computer desk typing,” an unnamed source told the Guardian. “You really start losing the startup feel when you have thousands of people doing physical labor.”

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