Trades Union claim over 50 serious injuries at Amazon warehouse in Tilbury

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ALMOST 50 serious injuries – including broken bones – have been suffered by Amazon workers at its Tilbury warehouse in the past two years, figures show reports the Daily Mirror.

The GMB union uncovered figures from Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations that reveal 47 serious injuries including fractured feet, toes and fingers and a string of back complaints, resulting from incidents listed variously as “lifting and handling” and “struck against object”.

Mick Rix, GMB National Officer, said: “The ­conditions are utterly appalling.

“GMB investigations show how dangerous they are – workers are breaking bones, being knocked ­unconscious and being taken away in ambulances.”

He called Amazon warehouses “more like Victorian workhouses than modern day workplaces, adding: “Our members are people – not robots.”

An Amazon spokesman said: “We benchmark against UK national data, published by the Health & Safety Executive, confirming we have over 40% fewer injuries on average than other transportation and warehousing businesses in the UK.

“Amazon is a safe place to work.”

One Response to "Trades Union claim over 50 serious injuries at Amazon warehouse in Tilbury"

  1. Shoyaib BHX4   October 23, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    The question is: Is the working conditions at Amazon good or bad? After spending more than one year in Coventry (BHX4) I would like to say it is far better the other places I have worked before. The working environment is standard and modern with all the equipment and technologies involved. I do not rule out that no one ever get hurt during work, accidents can happen not only at Amazon but also in any warehouses. Amazon is constantly working on improving the working conditions and increase safety than it already is. I also suggest my family and friends to work for Amazon for its excellent working standards.

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