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Amazon’s ‘Skyrocketing’ Injury Rates Demand Probe, Norcross Says

April 29, 2022, 6:52 PM

Increasing injury rates at Amazon.com Inc.’s New Jersey warehouses suggest a need for the Labor Department’s safety agency to investigate, Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) said.

The overall injury rate at Amazon’s New Jersey-based warehouses increased by 54% from 2020 to 2021, Norcross said in a statement Friday, citing research compiled by pro-worker group the New Jersey Policy Perspective and Rutgers University academics. There are 53 Amazon facilities in the state, according to the research brief.

“Workplace safety at Amazon’s New Jersey warehouses is clearly not a priority, otherwise the rate of injury would be decreasing — not skyrocketing,” Norcross ...