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Tesla employee Michael Johnston, 61, was found dead on the third floor of Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada on July 22 at 5.47 pm PT

The 61-year-old Tesla employee is found dead at Gigafactory in Nevada, amid worries about working conditions in the factories of the electric car manufacturer

  • Tesla employee Michael Johnston, 61, was found dead on the third floor of Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada on July 22 at 5.47 pm PT
  • The cause of death is awaiting an autopsy report, but Storey County police said it could be & # 39; medical in nature & # 39; used to be
  • He has been working at the Tesla Gigafactory since January 2018 as a production employee
  • His death led to concerns about working conditions at Tesla factories
  • Gigafactory 1 is a factory for lithium-ion batteries and electric vehicles
  • The Nevada plant employed more than 3,000 people
  • In January, Tesla paid a $ 30,000 fine for violating six different labor regulations in California with the construction of its production tent
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A Tesla employee was found dead earlier this month in a Gigafactory, which raised concerns about working conditions at Elon Musk's factories.

Michael Johnston, 61, was found dead on the third floor of Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada on July 22 at 5.47 pm PT, the company has confirmed.

While the employee's cause of death is awaiting an official autopsy, Storey County police said his death may be "medical in nature" & # 39; used to be.

His death led to renewed concern about working conditions in the factories of the electric car manufacturer.

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Tesla said they started their own investigation into the area where Johnston died and found no dangers, according to the International operating times.

Tesla employee Michael Johnston, 61, was found dead on the third floor of Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada on July 22 at 5.47 pm PT

Tesla employee Michael Johnston, 61, was found dead on the third floor of Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada on July 22 at 5.47 pm PT

He has been working at the Tesla Gigafactory since January 2018 as a production employee

He has been working at the Tesla Gigafactory since January 2018 as a production employee

The police say that his death might be & # 39; medical in nature & # 39; has been

The police say that his death might be & # 39; medical in nature & # 39; has been

He has been working at the Tesla Gigafactory since January 2018 as a production worker. Pictured above on social media

& # 39; We are deeply saddened by this incident and our thoughts remain with the family of our employees. While we are still waiting for the autopsy report, we have investigated law enforcement agencies and we have no reason to believe that the incident was caused by anything related to the work of this employee, & Tesla said in a statement to DailyMail.com.

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& # 39; In the meantime, we do everything we can to support our employees and the family in an extremely difficult time, & # 39; the company added.

According to Johnston social media, he joined the Tesla Gigafactory in January 2018 as a production worker.

A GoFundMe page was set up for Johnston by his daughter who shared: & # 39; I just want to start by saying that Michael Johnston was a very dedicated hardworking father. & # 39;

While the employee's cause of death is awaiting an official autopsy, Storey County police said his death may be "medical in nature" & # 39; used to be

While the employee's cause of death is awaiting an official autopsy, Storey County police said his death may be "medical in nature" & # 39; used to be

While the employee's cause of death is awaiting an official autopsy, Storey County police said his death may be "medical in nature" & # 39; used to be

Tesla said they started their own investigation into the area where Johnston died and found no danger
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Tesla said they started their own investigation into the area where Johnston died and found no danger

Tesla said they started their own investigation into the area where Johnston died and found no danger

So far, the page has raised $ 1,195, exceeding its $ 1,000 target from Wednesday morning.

The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said they were investigating Johnston's death after they had been duly informed by the employer of the event & # 39; Business insider.

The Tesla company of Elon Musk has been attacked in its factories in the past for safety reasons. His factories, called Gigafactories, are factories that assemble lithium-ion batteries and electric vehicles.

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Tesla employees spent twice as much time on work as a result of illness or injury last year than according to the year before, according to the OSHA.

There are approximately 3,000 employees at Tesla Gigafactory 1 from August 2018.

A GoFundMe page was set up for Johnston by his daughter who shared: & # 39; I just want to start by saying that Michael Johnston was a very dedicated hard-working father & # 39;

A GoFundMe page was set up for Johnston by his daughter who shared: & # 39; I just want to start by saying that Michael Johnston was a very dedicated hard-working father & # 39;

A GoFundMe page was set up for Johnston by his daughter who shared: & # 39; I just want to start by saying that Michael Johnston was a very dedicated hard-working father & # 39;

Several OSHA investigations were opened into safety violations at the Tesla plant in Fremont, California, resulting in a $ 30,000 fine in January for violating six different national labor regulations when building the production tent.

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& # 39; The OSHA inspection was not the result of an incident or injury and took place during the construction phase of the project, & # 39; Tesla clarified in that investigation.

In June 2018, it was reported that Tesla reportedly dismissed employees for reporting unsafe working conditions and the company added late injuries to its official logs, according to Reveal.

Although some Tesla employees have tried to form a union, CEO Elon Musk said in May 2018 that the United Auto Workers Union & # 39; does not share our mission & # 39 ;.

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