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Aug. 16, 2023, 7:27 PMUpdated: Aug. 16, 2023, 11:34 PM

Amazon Fined by Washington for Warehouse Safety Violations (1)

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The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has issued a fine of $85,800 to Inc. for allegedly exposing workers to unsafe conditions at a fulfillment center in Spokane, according to a Wednesday statement.

An L&I inspection determined Amazon requires workers to execute repetitive motions, lifting, and other physical work at such a fast pace that it puts them at risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders, the department said.

Maureen Lynch Vogel, an Amazon spokesperson, said in a statement Wednesday that the company disagrees with the allegations.

“Once again, L&I is relying on prior citations we have challenged— and ...

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