Silicon Valley companies are often built around making the world more efficient, but engineering efficiency has a human cost many of them either didn’t see coming or would like to forget.
Tesla, it seems, is no different.
Reports of incidents at Tesla’s Fremont, California, factory include “fainting spells, dizziness, seizures, abnormal breathing and chest pains,” according to information published by The Guardian Thursday.
Someone’s had to call an ambulance 100-plus times since 2014. At least one person passed out, “hit the floor like a pancake” and split their face open, according to a production technician The Guardian spoke with. Employees were told to “work around him.” Another employee now has two herniated neck discs after he spent years on the assembly line with his arms raised above his head to reach cars hanging in the air. Read more…