The Tesla auto plant in California has worked overtime, the Guardian reported on Thursday. Workers often faint when they work and need an ambulance urgently.
The report said that, this factory, in order to achieve aspiring production goals, all employees are working overtime, in addition to feel proud for the company, employees feel the performance indicators to bring them pressure and fatigue.
Since 2014, hundreds of workers have had to call an ambulance because of worker fainting, dizziness and epilepsy, the guardian reported.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk told the public in an interview with this newspaper, "the workers are very hard, long time work, and work hard," but he is also very concerned about people's health and happiness. Tesla also said that in the past year, safety record of the factory has improved significantly.
At the time of the release, Tesla was preparing to launch its first mass market electric car, the $35000 Model 3.
"We're changing the world," said worker Richard Orosz. "I can't wait for my granddaughter to say in class one day," this is my grandfather's car. ""
But he also said that his right arm wasn't working very well recently, which made him "scared."". "I want to use my arm when I retire," he told the guardian.
In the past few months, some workers in the factory have tried to organize trade unions.
Tesla responded to CNBC's request for comment through an official blog post last Sunday, referring to the safety of the Tesla plant.
"Tesla's safety record is much higher than the industry average, but that's not enough," Bowen wrote. "Our goal is to be as close as possible to zero damage as the safest plant in the car industry.". We will continue to ask our employees to improve our safety awareness and continue to think and make things better."
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