Robot Punctures Can Of Bear Repellent At Amazon Warehouse, Sickening Workers

Workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., were sickened on Wednesday after an automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent. The warehouse is seen here in June.

The can contained capsaicin – the chemical that makes chili peppers fiery. The incident comes amid scrutiny of conditions at the sprawling warehouses used to deliver goods at ever-faster speeds.

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