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Tesla workers reportedly passing out at the factory

West Virginia residents who have been following Tesla Motors as the company works to bring affordable all-electric vehicles to the market may be interested to learn that some of its factory employees have been passing out while working. According to reports, there have been more than 100 ambulance calls to the company's California factory since 2014.

Common ambulance calls were for fainting spells, seizures, dizziness and other symptoms associated with being consistently overworked. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the factory workers did put in long hours on hard jobs. However, he also said that he cared deeply for the workers' health and that the factory's safety record has significantly improved within the last year. The company also stated that its goal was to become the safest workplace within the auto industry. Employees were asked to raise safety concerns and make suggestions that could improve workplace safety.

One worker said that he worked as hard as he did due to the pride he felt, as the company is poised to make major changes to the auto industry with its electric vehicles. However, he also noted that he has suffered weakness in his arm and the prospect of not having use of it when he was retired was worrisome.

Even if workers believe in and support their company's overarching goals, work injuries can prevent them from earning the income they need to support their families. Those who have been harmed in this manner may want to have the assistance of an attorney in filing a claim for workers' compensation benefits under their employer's insurance coverage.

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