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‘I’m still in pain’: Amazon employees say climate of fear has led to high rates of injuries

Workers say Amazon’s ‘excessively rapid work pace’, surveillance and disciplinary systems have created a dangerous environment

In May Chloe Roberson of Chattanooga, Tennessee, injured her knee while working her shift at Amazon and she has been out of work since, while fighting with the company for workers’ compensation and paid medical leave.

Roberson, 21, chose to go to the emergency room rather than Amazon’s on-site medical clinic, Amcare, and was referred to a sports medicine doctor who diagnosed her with a dislocated patella (kneecap). Her initial recovery was 10 weeks of physical therapy followed by a steroid shot, but she was later scheduled for surgery on 28 October to repair her knee.

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