SpaceX Fined After Factory Accident Injures Worker

SpaceX fined $3,600 after a factory accident in Washington nearly resulted in a worker losing a limb.

  • SpaceX fined $3,600 after a factory accident in Washington nearly resulted in a worker losing a limb.
  • Report reveals SpaceX’s history of violating worker safety rules, with at least 600 unreported injuries since 2014.
  • Inspectors found lack of safety protocols and equipment, highlighting serious concerns about workplace safety at SpaceX.

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company, recently faced a fine of $3,600 following a serious accident at its Washington state factory that nearly resulted in a worker losing a limb. The incident, which saw a roll of material crushing the worker’s foot, underscores broader concerns about worker safety at SpaceX. Despite the severity of the incident, the company has not issued any statement.

Reports reveal a troubling pattern of worker safety violations at SpaceX, with at least 600 unreported injuries since 2014. Inspectors found that safety protocols were lacking at the site, with workers not required to wear steel-toe shoes despite handling heavy materials. Additionally, workers reported pressure to prioritize production over safety, leading to hazardous work conditions. Despite previous fines and accidents, SpaceX has yet to address these concerns publicly. The reports highlight the need for stronger regulatory oversight to ensure the safety and well-being of workers in industrial settings.