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Amazon has been hit with a trio of citations from US safety inspectors who say their investigations found "serious violations" of the Occupational Safety and Health Act at warehouses in New York, Illinois and Florida. All three warehouses were found to be in violation of section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, which requires employers …

  1. My other car WAS an IAV Stryker
    FAIL

    AmazonSmile

    "Amazon said that Smile hadn't had the impact the company hoped"

    In addition to having to remember a different web address (I don't want to bookmark Amazon in ANY form) -- plus the convenience of the mobile app (which never supported Smile), especially with shared links, and often opening when using mobile web -- Amazon basically designed this to fail. They didn't hope for it to have an impact; it appears to me that they were hoping they could kill it off.

    Oh, look, there it goes.

    1. Red Ted
      FAIL

      Re: AmazonSmile

      Oh yes, it was definitely a “charity washing” exercise. They didn’t want to make it too easy to use as that would have cost them money. As soon as the finances look tight, they killed it off.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: AmazonSmile

        Yearly, I buy about 5 items from Anazon, I've never seen the option.

    2. Dante Alighieri
      Flame

      Re: AmazonSmile

      Links often lead back to amazon losing the smile (just replace www in the address bar with smile).

      I'm registered for the British Trust for Ornithology which has had around £2,300 from all contributors. Going to miss this.

      Short sighted - my spend is going down.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The warehouse in Illinois, where a worker was killed when the building collapsed and there was no place safe within the facility to ride out a tornado, is, reportedly, being replaced by a new warehouse that also lacks any place study enough for employees ride out a tornado. Tornadoes in Illinois are getting to be a year-round occurrence and Amazon management treats them like they're a 500-year flood and there's no need to plan for another. Morons. But they're saving a few bucks so I guess it's all good.

  3. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    intends to appeal

    "intends to appeal"

    That say all you need to know about Amazon. Safety issue pointed out and instead of just dealing with them, they choose to spend time and money arguing the toss over it. Being Federal regulation s, they'll eventually cave anyway, so why not just make the process changes and get some kudos for doing so, apologising for the oversight? Or is this a case of admitting to fault opens the floodgates for compensation claims by the affected staff?

    1. xtam667

      Re: intends to appeal

      Once you admit fault in the US, anything is possible. That's why every company tries to avoid it, even in the most blatantly obvious cases.

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