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Injuries At Amazon’s Fresno Warehouse Double The State Industry Average

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Manuela Tobias covers poverty and inequality for the Fresno Bee.

In 2018, e-commerce giant Amazon opened a fulfillment center in Southwest Fresno. It employs thousands of people and reportedly offers better pay and benefits than similar jobs, but an investigation by the Fresno Bee found that its injury rate is double the state average for the warehouse industry. In this interview, FM89’s Kerry Klein speaks with Bee reporter Manuela Tobias about what kinds of injuries are being reported, how she investigated this story, and how Amazon has responded.