Three Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) workers are recovering from injuries after a machine malfunctioned at a car factory once hot metal was spilled. One employee was injured seriously and two others received minor injuries after the low-pressure aluminum casting press spilled hot metal shortly before noon on Wednesday, according to Greg Siggins of the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
There was no fire inside of the building, but the hotel metal somehow burned the workers. The most seriously injured employee at Tesla had to receive chest and upper-body burns. The three workers were taken to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose with second degree burns.
One worker was released on Wednesday afternoon, according to hospital spokeswoman Joy Alexiou. The identities of the workers were undisclosed due to privacy laws.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk visited the hospital to make sure that the employees were getting the best care possible. This incident is being treated as an industrial accident.
“We will be talking to any witnesses, reviewing training documents and manuals to see if they are in accordance with specifications as part of finding out what happened,” said Siggins.
This is the fourth major incident in several weeks that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) had to deal with. The first three involved Model S vehicle fires that took place in Washington, Tennessee, and Mexico. None of the drivers were injured in the accidents. Three Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has no plans to issue a recall following the fire.
[Source: Daily Journal]