The CEO of the car company Tesla, deemed as the ‘factory of the future’, has come under fire because of the ‘harsh conditions’ at his plant, which have reportedly been so bad, one worker recalls seeing another ‘pass out, hit the floor like a pancake and smash their face open.’
Tesla employees told the Guardian that Elon Musk, 45, ignored the working conditions at the factory in Fremont, California, because he regarded production goals higher than his employees’ safety.
According to the report, ambulances have been called more than 100 times since 2014 and workers – who said they’ve worked 12-hour shifts, six days a week – have experienced fainting spells, dizziness, seizures, abnormal breathing and chest pains.
While he says he is aware of the difficult work his employees have to do, Musk says he finds the employees’ claims ‘false’ and ‘hurtful’.
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