The worker injury rate at Amazon warehouses and logistics facilities continues to outpace that of non-Amazon facilities in New York, according to a new report by the National Employment Law Project shared exclusively with City & State.
Drawing on injury data reported by employers to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the report found that Amazon workers in the state are injured at a rate of 8.2 cases per 100 workers in 2022. That’s compared to a rate of 6.9 cases per 100 workers at non-Amazon facilities in New York. The majority of those injuries and illnesses – at Amazon and non-Amazon facilities – result in the employee having to take time away from work, face restricted duties or be transferred. The report adds that these generally more serious injuries are higher at Amazon facilities than at non-Amazon facilities.
Last year, a study from the National Employment Law Project reported similar findings, though the injury rate at Amazon facilities in New York declined slightly in 2022, from 9 injuries per 100 workers in 2021.
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