Dec 6, 2018

Amazon workers injured in bear spray accident

Twenty-four Amazon workers have been hospitalised after a bear spray can was punctured at a warehouse in New Jersey in the US on Wednesday. It is not clear what caused the accident but Amazon is investigating. Workers evacuated the third floor of the warehouse's south entrance during the incident on Wednesday morning. "The safety of our employees is always our top priority and a full investigation is already underway," said Rachael Lighty, a spokeswoman for Amazon. According to the Get Bear Smart Society, the non-lethal bear repellant causes "a nearly total, yet temporary, loss of sight and severe restriction of breathing" in bears and humans.

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