SOC in the News April 12, 2022

Amazon’s injury rate jumped 20% last year, new report shows

Injury rates at Amazon warehouses increased about 20% over the last year, according to a new analysis of company data.

In a report released Tuesday, the Strategic Organizing Center, a coalition of four labor unions, analyzed data Amazon has submitted to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration about its warehouses in 2021. That analysis found Amazon accounted for nearly half of all injuries in the warehouse industry last year and had a higher rate of injury than other non-Amazon facilities.

Read more in the Seattle Times.

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