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From: OSHA - Complaints - WILKES-BARRE (F157) Friday. June 03. 2011 6:33 AM OSHA - Complaints - ALLENTOWN (F133) FW: 422732 EMPLOYEE COMPLAINT

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-----original Message----From: Complaint@osha.gov [mailto:Complaint@osha.gov] Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2011 6:59 PM To: OSHA - Complaints - WILKES-BARRE (F157) Subject: 422732 EMPLOYEE COMPLAINT Please phone: within
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via working days of 02-JUN-11.

Below is the complaint information

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PENNSYLVANIA wilkes-Barre Area Office 7 N. Wilkes-Barre Boulevard suite 410 wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18702 (570) 826-6538 (570) 821-4170 FAX

Establishment Name: site Street: Site City: Site State: site Zip: Type of Business: Hazard Description:

Amazon. com 705 boulder drive breiningsville Pennsylvania 18031 Receiving & Shipping

To whom it may concern, I have been an employee at Amazon at 705 Boulder Drive Breinigsville, PA 18031 for the last month or so. I think I have an important story that needs to be addressed. Today our work conditions included 102 degree heat index and 15 people collapsed from heat exhaustion. I don't think this is something that a multimillion dollar company should be able to get away with. We have a 6 point system where when you reach 6 points you get fired. people that were sent home early accrued 1.5 points for heat exhaustion that was at the hands of amazon. com and not the individuals decision. ·1 reiterate that the 102 degree heat index only applied to the 1st floor and not in regards to the 2nd or 3rd floor. Do what you will with this information I just believe that it is gross negligence for a company of this capacity to abuse and enslave their workers as well as inflicting mandatory four 10 hour days in that kind of heat as well as attaching a random mandatory fifth work day as they see fit. Think to yourself this is only the first of june what will happen to the rest of us as the summer dwindles on? Hazard Location:

ABE2 Worksite This condition * The employer has previously been brought to the attention of:

I am an employee. Do NOT reveal Complainant Complainant my name to my employer. Number:
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Fri Jun 3,2011 1:23pm

Notice of Alleged Safety or Health Hazards
Complaint Number 208219675

Establishment Name
Site Address Mailing Address

AMAZON. COM 70S Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, PA 18031 Site Phone (502) 387-7118 Site FAX
~IO) 366 24117

Management Official Type of Business Primary SIC HAZARD DESCRIPTIONfLOCATION.

Ownership

Describe briefly the hazard(s) which you believe exist. Include the approximate number of employees exposed 10 or threatened by each hazard. Specify the particular building or worksite where the alleged Violation exists.

1) Employees have been working in the facility while the temperature has reached 102 degrees. 15 employees have collapsed due to the excessive heat conditions. 2) The employees that suffered from the heat stress were sent borne early and accrued demerit points as a result of lost work

time.

LOCATION: First Floor

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Notice: This is a transcript of a call received after hours via OSHA's 1-800 system. It is taken from a recorded message provided by the caller, and is reproduced in its entirety. Blank entries below indicate the caller did not provide this information via the recording. Unless otherwise indicated below, it is OSHA policy to notify Area Office personnel having jurisdiction as soon as feasible concerning fatality/catastrophe or life-threatening situations. Fatality / Hospitalization 06/10/2011 Actual Call Type: Date/Time Retrieved from Mailbox (E1) Haz. Condition / Complaint

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OSHA Office: OSHA Phone#: Allentown Area Office - OSHA

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Special Considerations: Will send to OSHA office the next business day.

Action:

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