OSHA finds Commerce plant again exposing workers to ‘serious health hazards’

For the second time in less than a year, federal workplace safety inspectors have found a global electric vehicle battery manufacturer in Commerce is exposing employees to “serious safety and health hazards” after workers suffered potentially permanent respiratory damage in an October 2023 lithium battery fire.

Full details can be found here: US Department of Labor finds electric vehicle battery maker again exposes workers to serious health hazards after investigation of Commerce fire | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)

SK Battery America says in a statement issued earlier this week it “is working diligently to assess the issues raised and resolve any questions with the ultimate goal of employee safety.” The company said that it has “comprehensive safety protocols and training programs.”