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Tesla employees worked overtime, leading to safety concerns

On Behalf of | Oct 2, 2023 | Blog, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation |

Tesla, led by Elon Musk, is changing the car game with its incredible electric vehicles and groundbreaking technology. But there is a side to the story that many do not see: the hard work and long hours put in by the employees.

With such high expectations and pressure, some workers at Tesla find themselves stretched to the limit, leading to concerns about their safety.

Pushing the limits

At Tesla, it is all about pushing boundaries. From making the fastest electric cars to the latest advancements in battery technology, the company constantly looks to break new ground. But with that drive for perfection comes a heavy workload for the employees.

Huibert Mees, a chief engineer who worked on the Model S suspension, talked about the demanding nature of the job. He said it became “all-consuming,” with extended hours stretching into late nights and even weekends. This is not about staying late a few times but about consistently working super long hours and pushing oneself to the limit.

Research shows that not getting enough sleep can be dangerous. Workers with sleep problems are 1.62 times more likely to suffer an injury than those who sleep well. That means that someone super tired from working long hours at Tesla might be more at risk of an accident.

Safety concerns rise to the surface

There have been some concerns about safety at Tesla’s factories. Reports suggest that the company’s Fremont factory in California had more safety problems than other car factories in the US. With more people sustaining injuries and a higher rate of safety issues, it is clear that something needs to change.

Tesla is doing amazing things in the car world, but it is essential to remember the hardworking people behind the scenes. Everyone deserves a safe working environment, no matter how groundbreaking the work is. It is time to find a balance between innovation and the well-being of the workers who make it all possible.