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Amazon Sues Washington Safety Regulator Over Warehouse Fines (2)

Oct. 4, 2022, 7:44 PM

Amazon.com Inc. is suing the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, escalating a clash over fines the regulator issued regarding safety practices in the company’s warehouses.

In a complaint filed in federal court in Seattle on Monday, Amazon asked a judge to set aside orders to remedy workplace hazards during the company’s appeal on the grounds that the state’s procedures for addressing workplace violations contravene due process protections in the US Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment.

The company’s home state workplace safety regulator in March found that Amazon was “knowingly putting workers at risk” at a Kent, Washington, warehouse, called BFI4, ...