24 Amazon Workers Sent To Hospital After Robot Accidentally Unleashes Bear Spray

Joe_Dragon shares a report from ABC News: Twenty-four Amazon
workers in New Jersey have been hospitalized after a robot
accidentally tore a can of bear repellent spray in a warehouse,
officials said. The two dozen workers were treated at five local
hospitals, Robbinsville Township communications and public
information officer John Nalbone told ABC News. One remains in
critical condition and 30 additional workers were treated at the
scene. The official investigation revealed “an automated machine
accidentally punctured a 9-ounce bear repellent can, releasing
concentrated Capsaican,” Nalbone said. Capsaican is the major
ingredient in pepper spray. The fulfillment center was given the
all clear by Wednesday evening. “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 underway. We’d like to thank
all of the first responders who helped with today’s incident,”
Amazon said in a statement Wednesday night.


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24 Amazon Workers Sent To Hospital After Robot Accidentally Unleashes Bear Spray