Sunday October 25, 2015

The Life And Death Of An Amazon Warehouse Temp

I found this to be an insightful but disturbing read. Who knows what really happened, but things might have been different if the worker was allowed to call 911 right away.

It isn't clear from any of the official reports on Jeff’s deathآ—Amazon's, the county's or the state'sآ—how quickly Jeff was found and treated. The Amazon report says that he was discovered at "approximately 2:30 a.m., which is within one minute of his last reported pick." Yet according to a county EMS report, the 911 call came in at 2:39 a.m., suggesting he may have been down for several minutes before he was found. 2 Amazon said CPR and the defibrillator were "quickly provided" by its in-house team. However, the ambulance didn’t get there until 2:49 a.m.آ—nearly 20 minutes after his last apparent pick, a significant amount of time in a cardiac emergency.