A new study claims that Amazon warehouse workers are more likely to be seriously injured than if they were doing a similar job elsewhere. The study, backed by labor unions, revealed that warehouse workers were seriously injured at Amazon at the rate of 5.9 per 100, more than 80 percent above the industry average.
In the study, the Strategic Organizing Center analyzed OSHA data from 2017 to 2020. Researchers found that Amazon’s workplace injury rate was more than double Walmart’s. Workplace injuries at Amazon were also more serious. Employees were absent for an average of 46.3 days following an accident, a full week longer than competitors. Researchers noted the possible cause of workplace injuries was Amazon’s “obsession with speed.”
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