3 Telsa Motor Plant workers injured due to Hot Metal Spill
Two Telsa Motor Plant workers were sent to the San Jose burn unit after being injured by a hot metal spill which was cause by an equipment failure. The third worker was released from Valley Medical Center on Wednesday evening, late.
Telsa Motors CEO, Elon Musk, visited the injured and made sure they had the best care possible. The accident was reported around noon. Musk claims that the plant had a machine malfunction in their dye casting operation, essentially sending molten aluminum and that was the issue.OSHA spokesman declared it as an industrial accident.
The Three employees were taken to Valley Medical Center suffering moderate to severe burns. Siggins said that the most serious injury was to an employee who suffered burns to the upper body and chest.
OSHA fined Telsa in the past for an accident that happened on November 28, 2011. A worker’s fingertip had to be amputated when he was pointing to a machine called a “shaker table” and was cut off when the machine malfunctioned. Telsa was fined $18,000 and amount that reduced to $5,400.
The company has been pressured recently because of three separate cases of Model S sedans catching on fire. CEO Elon Musk recently announced that he will not recall the Model S because of the fires. As word spreads about the Model S the Telsa shares (TSLA) has dipped by a few dollars.
Musk ‘s statement late Wednesday
There does seem to be I think too much attention paid to Tesla, good and bad,It seems like we get an unusual amount of attention no matter what it is.
Daniel A. Gibalevich
DAG Law Firm