The Californian Division of Occupational Safety and Health has announce that it is investigating Tesla over concerns about worker protections at the company’s factory in Fremont. Investigators didn’t reveal what had prompted the new investigation, although a spokeswoman for the state’s industrial relations department announced that the agency “takes seriously reports of workplace hazards and allegations of employers’ underreporting recordable work-related injuries and illnesses,” as well as stating that the agency “currently has an open inspection at Tesla.”
Details of the investigation are unclear, although it is believed it will include a review of Tesla’s Log 300 files – records of injuries and illnesses — and a series of checks to guarantee that the company is reporting serious injuries within eight hours. The news comes after claims from Reveal that Tesla has been failing to report serious injuries in the legally-required way in order to make its numbers appear better than they really were. However, Tesla denied this report in a lengthy blog post.
In other Tesla news, the company is aiming to increase production of its Model 3 cars.