(Seattle, WA) -- A new study suggests that Amazon warehouse workers suffer serious injuries twice as often as workers at rival companies. According to the Strategic Organizing Center, injuries at Amazon Warehouses exceeded 38,000 in 2021. There were 6.8 serious injuries for every 100 Amazon workers compared to just 3.3 serious injuries per 100 workers at other major employers. The Seattle-based company has pledged to become "Earth's Safest Place to Work," but injuries actually increased between 2020 and 2021.

In January, the company disclosed it spent 300 million dollars on improving worker safety last year, and cited a pandemic-fueled hiring spree as one reason.

"(the company) hired tens of thousands of additional people to help us meet the unforeseen demand," which "like other companies in the industry," said Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel.

However, Amazon has faced previous scrutiny for allegedly faulty emergency procedures, poor COVID-19 mitigation strategy, and inadequate bathroom breaks for warehouse staff.

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