Amazon defends warehouse safety following report on injuries
Amazon defends warehouse safety following report on injuries

Washington (AFP) – Amazon on Tuesday defended its warehouse safety record after a news investigation pointed to a higher-than-average injury rate in the company’s massive logistics operations.A report released by the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal project found Amazon fulfillment centers recorded 14,000 serious injuries in 2019 requiring days off or job restrictions.The report, citing internal documents, concluded that the overall rate of 7.7 serious injuries per 100 employees was 33 percent higher than in 2016 and nearly double the industry standard.The Reveal report, based on da…

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