24 Amazon Workers Hospitalized because of the robot puncturing the bear spray
- December 7, 2018
Twenty-four Amazon workers have been hospitalised on Wednesday after a robot punctured a can of bear spray.
Amazon said: “All of the impacted employees have been or are expected to be released from hospital within the next 24 hours. The safety of our employees is always our top priority and a full investigation is already under way.”
Amazon fulfillment centres typically employ robots for automating some tasks. The warehouse was around 1.3 million square feet and was ventilated.
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s investigation into the incident could take up to six months to complete.