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What Industry Is Seeing Work-Related Accidents at a Higher Rate?

A new report out shows that a rather new company is experiencing a higher-than-the-norm rate of work-related accidents & injuries.

(from USAToday.com)

Tesla saw a worker injury rate that is 31% higher than the industry average at its only electric-car manufacturing plant in 2015, and the rate only slightly dipped last year, a new study finds.

Also, more serious injuries, those that resulted in days off work, restricted duty or a transfer, was almost double the industry average in 2015, according to the report from a non-profit called Worksafe that says it is devoted to "safety, health and justice" for workers.

Worksafe says its analysis is based on Occupational Health and Safety Administration injury reports that were requested for review by workers, as required by law. Tesla officials, reached for comment, didn't dispute the analysis but said they believe the rate has dropped significantly in the first three months of this year.

We hope the company will be able to enhance the safety measures to prevent further accidents, however, whenever we see a company with a high rate of injury proclaiming they're committed to "worker safety", we have our doubts.

If you're committed to worker safety, the amount of work-related injuries should be zero. Equipment needs to be properly maintained, employees need to be properly trained, and the work environment must be one where workers can feel safe and secure. 

Any injury suffered at the workplace must be treated with caution and care. What may seem like a minor injury at the time can linger and become more severe later down the road.

If you've been injured while on the job, don't wait for your employer to act...far too often, we see employers who just stall with the hopes you just forget about it.

Eric, Randy, and Sarah won't let that happen. Let us fight for you...let us fight to get you your full and rightful compensation. Call us at 515-225-4485, and we'll set up a time that works for you to come in, or if you like, we can come to you.

We are dedicated to fighting for your rights!

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