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Amazon Warehouses Probed for Potential Workplace Hazards (2)

July 19, 2022, 6:51 PM

Amazon.com Inc. warehouses near New York City, Chicago and Orlando were inspected by federal investigators Monday of as part of a probe into potential worker safety hazards.

Investigators from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration visited the sites on referrals from federal prosecutors in Manhattan, said Nicholas Biase, a spokesman for US Attorney Damian Williams.

Amazon for years has been accused of pushing workers to their physical limits, using quotas and firing those that don’t meet them. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos last year pledged to make the company the world’s safest place to work when he handed ...