In Illinois, a large Amazon warehouse collapsed in the tornado disaster, killing 6 people. In an interview with the media, the families of the victims revealed that before the tornado, the employees in the warehouse received disaster warnings, but the managers prohibited the employees from leaving the warehouse. At present, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Service is investigating collapsed warehouses and Amazon.
According to a report on the “Russia Today” website on the 14th, Larry Forden was one of the 6 people killed in the collapse of the warehouse. Before the warehouse collapsed, Forden sent a message to his girlfriend that they had received a tornado disaster warning, but the management did not let employees leave the warehouse. Soon after the message was sent out, the warehouse collapsed in a tornado. Forden’s girlfriend said in an interview that if Forden sends a message and Amazon allows employees to leave the warehouse, Forden still has about 20 minutes to return home safely.
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After the accident, Amazon was attacked on social media, including former U.S. Labor Secretary Reyk. Critics pointed out that the tornado disaster was warned in advance, and Amazon should not require employees to go out to work in such weather conditions from the beginning. Others also pointed out that the employees who died not died in disasters and accidents, but from the greed of enterprises.
It is understood that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Service will conduct a six-month investigation to determine whether Amazon warehouses “have any structural problems” and whether enterprises have committed any workplace safety violations when the warehouse collapsed.