Wednesday , October 20 2021

Amazon workers injured in a bear spray accident


Employees at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Robbinsville, New JerseyImage copyright
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Amazon's Fulfillment Center in Robbinsville, New Jersey

When a bear spray exploded in a warehouse in New Jersey in the US on Wednesday, twenty-four Amazon workers were hospitalized.

One of the hospitalized patients is in critical condition. Another 30 people were treated by the emergency department.

The cause of the accident is not clear, but Amazon is investigating.

The workers evacuated the third floor of the store's southern entrance in the incident that occurred on Wednesday morning.

The local authorities said the workers had respiratory problems, were sinking in the throat and eyes.

John Nalbone, spokeswoman for Robinsville Town, told the BBC that there is no threat to the inhabitants of the area and this smoke is limited in the building.

Nalar, which employs over 3000 people in 1.3 million square meters of facilities in the normal operations continued.

Rachael Lighty, Amazon's spokesman, said, ım The safety of our employees is always a top priority for us and a complete investigation is already under way. Amazon

According to the Get Bear Intelligent Community, the non-lethal lethal repellent agent causes "almost complete, but temporary, vision loss and severe respiratory restriction" in bears and humans.

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