Amazon Warehouse Workers Claim They Endured Frigid Wintertime Conditions

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Amazon.com workers poor conditionsALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A report says workers at an Amazon.com warehouse in Pennsylvania who were subjected to sweltering conditions last summer also say they endured frigid wintertime conditions a year ago.

The (Allentown) Morning Call says workers at the warehouse in Breinigsville (BRINE'-igz-vuhl) required medical attention during three fire alarm evacuations in November and December 2010. Federal labor records say some were treated at hospitals for exposure after being outside in below-freezing temperatures.

Amazon says it has updated its procedures to re-enter the building more quickly after alarms and distributes hats, blankets and hand warmers.

The paper has reported that sweltering conditions inside the warehouse on several days this summer sent a few employees to hospitals, prompting a federal inspection.



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