US regulators opened another investigation into Tesla's factory

TeslaCalifornia’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has reportedly logged over 40 violations from Tesla since 2013.
  • California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health opened a third active investigation into Tesla in June,Jalopnik first reported.
  • An agency representative confirmed the investigation to Business Insider but said the agency was not able to disclose the content of complaints that lead to investigations.
  • The three investigations were opened on April 12, April 17, and June 21.
  • Tesla declined to comment.

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health opened a third active investigation into Tesla in June, Jalopnik first reported.

An agency representative confirmed the investigation to Business Insider but said the agency was not able to disclose the content of complaints that lead to investigations.

The three investigations were opened on April 12, April 17, and June 21.

Tesla declined to comment.

In April, the agency confirmed it had opened an investigation into Tesla two days after the Center for Investigative Reporting published a report saying Tesla had misreported workplace injuries and failed to take some safety measures at its factory in Fremont, California.

That report said Tesla failed to report injuries employees incurred while at work or mislabeled them, avoided some safety markings for aesthetic reasons, and insufficiently trained some employees for dangerous work. It added that California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health had logged over 40 violations from Tesla since 2013.

The investigative-journalism outlet said it interviewed more than three dozen current and former Tesla employees and reviewed hundreds of pages of documents, including internal records and correspondence related to injury reporting.

In a blog post, Tesla denied the allegations in the report, calling it “a completely false picture of Tesla and what it is actually like to work here” and “an ideologically motivated attack by an extremist organisation working directly with union supporters to create a calculated disinformation campaign against Tesla.”

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