Pa. warehouse workers tell paper they endured cold

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Posted: Nov 06, 2011 2:22 PM
Pa. warehouse workers tell paper they endured cold

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 ( http://bit.ly/v55IFQ) 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.

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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.