The Tesla Model S may be one of the safest cars on the road, but its California assembly plant is another story. Three workers at the factory were burned on Wednesday when a low-pressure casting press spilled liquid aluminum. The three workers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. There was no reported fire at the plant.
According to the Guardian, the most seriously burned worker was treated for damage to his upper body and arms, and all three received second-degree burns. Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that he would personally ensure that his employees receive the best possible care.
Despite being rated as the NHTSA’s safest vehicle ever tested, the Tesla has attracted some negative press over the past year. Three cars were reported to have caught fire after one was involved in a high-speed chase and two others experienced damage after road accidents. So far, Musk and the NHTSA do not foresee a recall of the vehicles, reiterating that they are still five times safer than a standard gasoline-powered car.
Via The Guardian