24 Amazon warehouse workers were hospitalized this week after a robot mishap released bear spray in their work area, according to a report.
The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union, however, accused Amazon of repeatedly “putting hard working people’s lives at risk.”
“The richest company in the world cannot continue to be let off the hook for putting hard working people’s lives at risk.
Amazon has previously been criticized for its treatment of warehouse employees, who were reportedly worked to exhaustion and made to urinate in bottles and trash cans for fear of taking a bathroom break.
On Black Friday this year, European Amazon warehouse employees protested over “unfair work conditions.”