Amazon Faces Government Fine for Failing to Report Injuries
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Amazon.com failed to report at least 26 work-related illnesses and injuries in a New Jersey warehouse last year, a federal agency said, the latest indication that low-wage employees who rush to fetch online orders often bear the pain of the speedy, convenient delivery of goods. The web retailer faces a $7,000 fine and demands to change its warehouse work environment, according to a citation. The action stems from a July inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which found that Amazon failed to report workplace injuries, exposed employees to amputation risks and didn’t provide protective gear.