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Amazon cited for workplace safety violations in Idaho

May 4, 2019

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Amazon has resolved the workplace violations cited against the online retail giant’s temporary distribution center in Idaho.

The Idaho Statesman reports the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company’s modular distribution center in Nampa for four unsafe workplace conditions in March, with proposed penalties totaling $6,442.

The federal agency said Amazon failed to log a non-life threatening injury to an employee’s hand, created a tipping hazard with uneven flooring material, didn’t cover up a 2-inch deep hole near a door and had an outlet box that wasn’t mounted to a surface.

Amazon didn’t immediately respond for comment.

The company has no prior OSHA citations in Nampa.

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Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com