The Californian Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal / OSHA) announced the opening of a new major probe on June 21 at the leading electric vehicle plant in Fremont. The department has not provided any details about the investigation, except to confirm that this is the third investigation since April of this year, and it was opened after the complaint of a worker of the factory.
“Cal/OSHA is currently conducting three investigations with Tesla,” Erika Monterroza, spokeswoman for the State Department’s public relations department, told automobile news website Jalopnik last month.
She said the department’s policy does not allow her to discuss the nature of the complaint that triggered the new probe.
According to another the department official, the first investigation was launched on April 12 due to a serious trauma of the repairman of the subcontracting firm Automatic Systems Inc. The second investigation was opened on 17 April. According to the news site Reveal, Tesla was under-reporting injuries. Tesla denied the allegation.
The state legislation requires employers to run the so-called Log 300, which is dedicated to accounting for employee injuries and illnesses. Cal/OSHA said that although the state does not disclose the details of the investigations, they usually include an analysis of Log 300 records and a check to see if the company reported serious injuries within eight hours, as required by law.