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Amazon Workers Hospitalized After Bear Spray Incident

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Bear Spray Incident

First reported by Abcnews.go.com

Summary:

  • Two dozen Amazon workers had to be hospitalized after an incident involving a robot and a cloud of bear repellant spray.
  • It happened at an Amazon facility in Robbinsville, New Jersey, when an automated robot accidentally punctured a can of bear spray, releasing a cloud of concentrated Capsaican, an ingredient used in pepper spray.
  • 24 workers were taken to local hospitals for treatment while 30 more were treated at the scene.  One of the workers remains in critical condition.

Questions:

  • Do you think Amazon treats its workers safely?
  •   Have you ever experienced bear repellant spray before?

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