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Injury Data Shows Amazon Jobs Are More Dangerous Than Walmart and UPS

Injury Data Shows Amazon Jobs Are More Dangerous Than Walmart and UPS

In 2020, Amazon workers were severely injured more than 24,000 times, at twice the rate of the rest of the warehouse industry nationwide, according to federal data analyzed in the report. As Motherboard has previously reported, Amazon delivery drivers, who transport packages to customers' houses, are pressured to deliver up to 400 packages a day in a highly punitive environment. Data from the new report indicates that Amazon workers suffer more injuries and severe injuries on the job than drivers UPS, one of its top last-mile delivery competitors. In 2020, Amazon delivery drivers suffered injuries that required them to take time off work at nearly three times the rate of UPS delivery drivers. Despite these findings, Amazon injury rates actually went down in 2020, according to the OSHA data, though the company continued to outpace UPS and Walmart.

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