Amazon warehouse workers are twice as likely to be seriously injured as their peers, and half of the industry's injuries are Amazon employees

Workers working in Amazon's warehouses are more than twice as likely to be seriously injured at work, and the rate of increase in injuries is extremely high, reports the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC), an American union federation. It turned out by.

The Injury Machine: How Amazon's Production System Hurts Workers --Strategic Organizing Center

Amazon's injury rate jumped 20% last year, new report shows | The Seattle Times

Amazon workers made up almost half of all warehouse injuries last year --The Verge

Below is a graph of how many of the 100 warehouse workers were injured, created by SOC based on data Amazon reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 2021. Of the color coding, red represents injuries that require rest, light blue represents injuries that must be relocated to lighter work, and black represents other injuries.

The SOC defines that 'injuries requiring rest' are 1.7 out of 100, and 'injuries requiring relocation' are 5.1, for a total of 6.8, which is more than double the average of 3.3 in the industry excluding Amazon. was.

The injury rate is also high. Below is a graph showing the changes in the injury rate over the last five years. The injury rate in 2020 was 6.6 out of 100, while in 2021 it was 7.9, the second highest injuries after 2019, a 20% increase in one year.

In a statement to the media, an Amazon spokeswoman said, 'Amazon has hired tens of thousands of additional people to meet those in need of goods and supplies during the pandemic of the new coronavirus. And because of the training of new talent, the number of injuries increased from 2020 to 2021, but compared to 2019, the injuries rate has decreased by 13%. ' Explained that it was due to an increase in new talent.

Meanwhile, the SOC said, 'Amazon has promised to improve the safety of its warehouses for years, but the injury rate is still increasing. Amazon has taken sufficient steps to keep workers safe. I haven't. '

Amazon has often been criticized for being injured in warehouses.

Data that Amazon employees are injured much more often than their competitors-GIGAZINE

It is pointed out that the incidence of 'serious injuries' in Amazon warehouses is twice the industry average, and the injury rate is particularly high in highly automated warehouses --GIGAZINE

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