The Tesla company logo shines on the rear deck of an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership, April 26, 2020, in Littleton, Colorado. On Tuesday, December 12, 2023, authorities in Virginia determined that a Tesla was operating on its autopilot. system and was speeding in the moments that led to a crash with a crossing tractor-trailer last July that killed the Tesla driver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
(NewsNation) — A Tesla engineer was allegedly attacked by a robot at a factory near Austin, according to media reports.
The 2021 injury report claims the robot, designed to move aluminum car parts, dug its metal claws into the engineer’s back and arm, leaving a “trail of blood,” according to witnesses who spoke with the Information in an article published last month. . The Daily Mail also reported on the incident.
The attack occurred while the engineer was programming software for two disabled Tesla robots nearby.
NewsNation affiliate KXAN in Austin reported in 2022 that workers at the Tesla factory were being mistreated.
The Workers Defense Project filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Labor regarding worker pay and training during construction of Giga Texas. The group said dozens of workers had come to it claiming they had not received pay for their work, overtime or paid time off.
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