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Old 10-21-2019, 01:28 PM
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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AOC was widely criticized for spearheading an effort to drive Amazon from her district. Even self-described 'progressive' and failed presidential candidate Mayor Bill DeBlasio ripped AOC.

It turns out that AOC was right in this case.

In September, Billy Foister, a 48-year-old Amazon warehouse worker, died after a heart attack at work. According to his brother, an Amazon human resources representative informed him at the hospital that Billy had lain on the floor for 20 minutes before receiving treatment....
The incident is among the latest in a series of accidents and fatalities that have led to Amazon’s inclusion on the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s 2019 Dirty Dozen list of the most dangerous employers in the United States. The report cited six Amazon worker deaths....
Maybe AOC just likes having her constituents alive, not lying dead on a warehouse floor of a company notorious for demanding a punishing pace of employees.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:20 PM
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Amazon is no different than any other warehouse. Warehouse stocking is typically a more injury prone worksite along with construction and shops. The problem often is that people aren't around others when accidents or even non-work injuries (heart attacks) happen.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:35 PM
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I'm not a huge Amazon fan but that article is a cheap hit piece and I see your critical thinking skills still haven't improved.

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Old 10-21-2019, 06:41 PM
Location: the Sticks
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Having worked 27 years in a factory, I have to call BS on the story. It's a 1 sided hit piece.
1. How long was he down before he was noticed?
2. How many people were first aid qualified? IF you are not a first responder qualified you are not allowed to conduct first aid. You will be fired for it because if you injured the victim both you and the company will be sued. Yes that sucks, blame the lawyers, our legal system and deep pocket mentality juries for that.
3. The brother says? No, no chance of butt hurt there right?

4. Did the man have a heart condition that he hid from Amazon? Many do this thinking that they can handle the work load.

I'll need more info and not just a grieving brother's word..

Mean while I just ordered a new kindle from amazon to replace the one I have had for like 10 years. I like Amazon.

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