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Leaked Amazon data shows automated warehouses have higher injury rates – Engadget

The rate at which Amazon employees sustained serious injuries was 50 percent higher at warehouses where the company has robots that at ones where it does not.

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What makes injuries more likely to occur at Amazon’s automated warehouses is that the company has unrealistic expectations of the human employees that work there. Where workers called pickers previously had to scan about 100 items every hour, Amazon now expects them to scan up to 400 products in the same amount of time. Those employees can’t keep with the robots without hurting themselves.
What’s more, Reveal found Amazon has either been slow or shown no interest in listening to federal regulat…

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