Two Amazon workers from a US facility reportedly died last month, one of them suffering a stroke shortly after his request to go home was denied.
Despite the deaths, workers at the warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama were told to carry on working as usual, according to two of the man’s co-workers who spoke to workers’ rights organisation More Perfect Union.
The Amazon workers reportedly died within hours of each other on November 28 and 29. One of them died at the facility and one after being transported away from work in an ambulance.
Workers allege that six people have died at the facility this year alone and Amazon is trying to cover it up.
In a video interview shared on Twitter, Amazon day-shift worker Isaiah Thomas claimed that the man who suffered a stroke ‘had died on the job’ while working a night shift.