Tesla Fire, World's Most Expensive Car Sold, GM's 'Double Standard' | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 69

Also on the podcast, deadliest U.S. train gets faster, plastics company faces fines, tiny robot crabs, wristbands track firefighters and the top-paid CEOs in 2021.

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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Company Fined After Production Manager Dies in Thermoforming Machine

On November 17, 2021, a production manager was clearing plastic parts stuck in a thermoforming machine at Encore Plastics in Cambridge, OH when he became trapped.

Union Leaders Blast GM for Remote Work 'Double Standard'

GM is looking to expand the 'work appropriately' program to some salaried factory employees. The idea is to allow working from home when appropriate, like for administrative tasks, training, and online learning.

U.S. Train with Deadliest Record to Get Faster

The Brightline, America’s first privately owned commuter train, has been involved in 68 fatalities in just four and a half years of operation.

World’s Most Expensive Car Sold

The world has a new most expensive car, and it's a Mercedes-Benz.

Man Escapes Burning Tesla After Electronic Shutdown

Jamil Jutha was driving a 2021 Tesla Model Y in North Vancouver when, all of a sudden, the vehicle lost all power to the electronic components and shut down. Jutha couldn't get out, because the doors wouldn't open and the windows wouldn't go down. Then, smoke started to roll in through the air vents and fill the cabin.

In Case You Missed It

Robot Crab is Smallest-Ever Remote-Controlled Walking Robot

Northwestern University engineers have created the smallest remote-controlled walking robot ever made. It's a tiny crab.

Wristbands Track Firefighter Exposures to Harmful Chemicals

Duke University scientists could give doctors and public health officials a new tool for tracking firefighters’ exposures to cancer-causing chemicals.

Here's How Much the Top-Paid CEOs Made in 2021

The highest paid exec on the list earns 2,897x what a typical worker at his company does and I still don’t understand how we justify it.

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