A Tesla engineer was ambushed by a robot at the company’s Texas factory as revelations mount up about the company’s record.
A Tesla engineer was attacked by a robot at the company’s Giga Texas factory near Austin as revelations mount up about the company’s working environment.
According to the Daily Mail, two witnesses watched in horror as their colleague was attacked by the machine designed to grab and move freshly cast aluminium car parts.
The attack occurred in 2021 and was revealed in an injury report.
The robot pinned the man who was programming software for two disabled Tesla robots nearby, before sinking its metal claws into the worker’s back and arm, leaving a “trail of blood” along the factory surface.
The incident left the victim with an “open wound” on his left hand.
According to Tesla, the engineer’s wounds required “zero” days off from work for recovery.
However eyewitness accounts paint a more harrowing story.
As the bleeding Tesla engineer attempted to wrestle free from the assembly robot’s grasp, another worker hit an emergency ‘stop’ button.
Once free, the engineer reportedly fell a couple of feet down a chute designed to collect scrap aluminium, leaving a trail of blood behind him.