25 Aug '15, 4am

How Safe Are Tesla’s Supercharger Stations?

How Safe Are Tesla’s Supercharger Stations?

Earlier this week, a private contractor was killed at a Tesla Supercharger just one day before the location’s grand opening, which may prompt some to wonder about the safety of these charging stations. Few details have been released on the incident, which occurred sometime Tuesday morning at the facility in Norfolk, Va. Reports indicate that Steven Weaver, 32, was at the Supercharger that morning working on equipment. About 3.5 hours after witnesses saw Weaver walking in and out of the fenced-in equipment area, someone called 911 to report the death. “During the installation process at our new Supercharger station in Norfolk, there was an accident involving an electrical contractor,” a Tesla representative told local news station WAVY.com . Officials have not elaborated if the contractor was electrocuted or confirmed any other details about the accident. “Due to an acciden...

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