Tesla Fined Over $29K for Model 3 Safety Hazards

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Jan. 28, 2019—Tesla has been fined $29,365 for violating California labor laws in the parking lot tent where Model 3s are assembled, reported The Verge.

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL-OSHA) recorded six violations between June 2018 (when the tent was erected) and Dec. 2018, according to the report.

Tesla failed to obtain a permit before building the tent, and failed to inspect it for potential safety hazards, according to Cal-OSHA. The company also failed to cover a hole in the floor that measured 22 inches wide, 14 inches long, and eight inches deep. Tesla also did not properly train employees on evacuation procedures in the tent, or on how to prevent and respond to heat illness. Lastly, the tent featured exposed metal rods and rebar.

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