A robot at a Tesla gigafactory in 2021 injured an engineer, according to an injury report.
The robot, which was used to handle car parts, pinned the engineer and scratched his back and arm, leaving him wounded with blood on the floor.
Other workers rushed to his aid and stopped the robot. The engineer managed to escape but fell down a metal chute.
Prior to the incident, the engineer and his team were working on a software update for the robots. One of the robots remained on and attacked the engineer.
Although the engineer had an open wound on his hand, Tesla stated that he did not need time off to recover.
Safety concerns at Tesla’s factories are not new, as the rate of workplace injuries at Tesla is higher than the industry standard.
The high rate of workplace injuries may draw the attention of unions, who are aiming to establish a presence at Tesla.
Additionally, Tesla is facing labor pressure in Europe, where trade unions are calling for a collective agreement.