Risky Amazon Warehouse Rack Work Hurt 2 On Job, Jury Told

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 10:26 PM EDT) -- Two ironworkers who say they suffered career-ending injuries when an uncertified forklift driver caused a massive storage rack to fall on them as they worked on a behind-schedule Amazon warehouse project with inadequate supervision asked an Illinois federal jury Monday to hold Amazon and others responsible.

Opening a two-week trial, attorneys for Andrew Woods and Michael Johnson told jurors the men were injured because several racks had not been bolted into the cement floor immediately after their installation, as required by project safety standards. The crew tasked with bolting the racks started skipping that step once Amazon started demanding that work...

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