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Tesla factory robot mauls worker – media

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The malfunctioning machine reportedly plunged its metal “claws” into a Tesla employee.

A Tesla software engineer suffered lacerations after he was mauled by a manufacturing robot at the company’s Texas ‘gigafactory,’ several news outlets have reported, citing documents and witness accounts.

Detailed in an injury report obtained by the Daily Mail, the incident took place in 2021 at Tesla’s sprawling facility in Austin, where an unnamed engineer was attempting to service automated robots designed to fashion car parts from pieces of cast aluminum.

While several machines had been disabled for the maintenance work, one robot unexpectedly leapt into action, pinning the engineer against a surface before “pushing its claws into his body and drawing blood from his back and his arm,” two witnesses told the news website The Information, adding that the worker left a “trail of blood behind him” after freeing himself. He also suffered a “laceration, cut or open wound” to his left hand, the injury report said.

While eyewitnesses to the attack described significant injuries, Tesla’s report to regulators stated the engineer required no paid leave time to recover. The company has so far declined to comment on the incident publicly.

People close to Tesla were quoted as saying that there were numerous safety lapses, and that multiple workplace injuries were the result of technical glitches at the Texas plant.

An attorney representing contract workers at the Austin factory, Hannah Alexander, later told the Daily Mail that injuries to staff, and even fatalities, had been underreported by Tesla, citing the September 2021 death of a construction worker at the facility.

“We’ve had multiple workers who were injured, and one worker who died, whose injuries or death are not in these reports that Tesla is supposed to be accurately completing and submitting to the county in order to get tax incentives,” Alexander said, adding that Tesla’s injury reports should be read “with a grain of salt.”

Last year, Alexander and the Workers Defense Project, an advocacy group, filed a complaint with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) alleging safety issues and unreported injuries at the gigafactory. The federal agency has yet to take action, however, and Tesla has rejected similar accusations related to its plant in California, saying they were part of an “ideologically motivated attack.” The company has been slapped with dozens of OSHA fines over the last decade, most over violations at the California location. None involved the Texas factory.

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  1. Uh huh 😒

    I forgot Tesla’s now the most evil corporation in the history of the world. Thanks, mainstream media.

    What time do Elon’s wacky ensemble of rape accusers come out? Any minute now, I’m sure.

    • Elon is all on board with transhumanism, chips in brains, hackable humans. He also has satellite coverage of most of the planet. So, knowledge of where every chipped person is. Elon’s X didn’t bring out anything new on the covid response. It still visibility filters things that certain people want hidden.

      His companies were/are enabled by massive US government funding.

      Why people buy what he’s selling, I do not know

      • There’s a lot of fishy stuff around the guy, you’re absolutely right. But he DID spend $44 billion comandeering the left’s monopoly on speech away from them, and seems to be serious about (literally) telling the powers that be to GFY.

        Not saying I blindly trust the guy, or any of the weird and dodgy stuff he’s peddling, my comment was aimed more at taking the p*ss out of the tired media playbook tactics we see every time someone they can’t control gets uppity.

        Two years ago, Tesla was (according to them) going to save the world. Today it’s basically Evilcorp, run by lucifer himself. I’m just tired of hearing them talk 😑

        • It is what I thought when reading, the reports of there being the lack of following correct procedure etc…

          And you so rightly go one step further along that smear trail.
          Could not agree more.

          He’s a weird kettle of fish that’s for sure but he is definitely entertaining.

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