24 US Amazon workers hospitalised after robot sets off bear repellent

24 US Amazon workers hospitalised after robot sets off bear repellent

Jasper Jolly 06/12/2018

New Jersey incident again shines spotlight on conditions in the retailer’s warehouses

Twenty-four employees at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey were hospitalised after a robot accidentally set off a can of bear repellent.

A 255g can of repellent containing concentrated capsaicin, a compound in chili peppers, was punctured by an automated machine after it fell off a shelf, according to local media.

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