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March 17, 2023, 1:20 AM

Musk Ran Sweaty Tesla Shop in Massachusetts, Fired Manager Says

Laurel Calkins
Laurel Calkins
Bloomberg News

A former Tesla Inc. regional service manager claims Elon Musk’s electric-car company was too cheap to install air conditioning in the bay of one of its service shops to protect technicians during heat waves — and that he ultimately got fired over his complaints.

Benjamen Simon reported unsafe working conditions from heat “reaching dangerous temperatures” on the Tesla shop floor in Peabody, Massachusetts, several times in 2021 and urged management to install air conditioning, according to a complaint filed Thursday in Boston federal court after it was transferred from state court.

Tesla denies wrongdoing in the case.

Simon claims ...