Bloomberg Law
May 8, 2018, 7:10 PM

Tesla to Appeal Its Biggest Safety Fine From SolarCity Installation

Aaron Nicodemus
Aaron Nicodemus
Staff Correspondent

Tesla Inc. will appeal $110,863 in proposed fines following an investigation that found 10 worker safety violations at a solar panel installation in Amherst, Mass.

Four employees at SolarCity, a Tesla subsidiary, were working on a 19-acre solar farm at Hampshire College Dec. 29, 2017, when one of the workers attempted to take a cellphone photo of the solar installation’s current transformers that conduct 13,800 volts of power, according to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration citation.

The employee was shocked, and was later treated for his injuries, a Tesla spokesman told Bloomberg Environment May 8. He has ...