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24 Amazon workers sent to hospital after robot accidentally unleashes bear spray
ABC News ^

Posted on 12/05/2018 6:49:42 PM PST by ameribbean expat

Twenty-four Amazon workers in New Jersey have been hospitalized after a robot accidentally tore a can of bear repellent spray in a warehouse, officials said.

The two dozen workers were treated at five local hospitals, Robbinsville Township communications and public information officer John Nalbone told ABC News. One remains in critical condition and 30 additional workers were treated at the scene.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: amazon; bear; bearspray; chat; spray
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1 posted on 12/05/2018 6:49:42 PM PST by ameribbean expat
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To: ameribbean expat

It wasn’t an accident.

They were caught abusing their bathroom breaks.


2 posted on 12/05/2018 6:54:35 PM PST by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.r)
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To: ameribbean expat

Interesting. Is this the first reported “accident” by a robot? I wonder how they distinguish an accident from intentional misconduct?


3 posted on 12/05/2018 6:55:01 PM PST by Brilliant
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“They were caught abusing their bathroom breaks.”

That’s funny to anyone who knows someone who’s worked the floor. Amazon needs a union, and I don’t even like unions...


4 posted on 12/05/2018 6:57:11 PM PST by antidisestablishment ( Xenophobia is the only sane response to multiculturalism’s irrational cultural exuberance)
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To: ameribbean expat

Probably blamed on vendor packaging/palloting.


5 posted on 12/05/2018 6:57:37 PM PST by noexcuses
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To: ameribbean expat

Amazon workers never quit! Unless it’s cable.


6 posted on 12/05/2018 6:57:41 PM PST by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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To: ameribbean expat

The Amazon Robot Corollary to Murphy’s Law.


7 posted on 12/05/2018 6:57:44 PM PST by Western Phil
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To: ameribbean expat

Wait a minute!

There are bears in the Amazon, and even accident prone robots?

I have read about the uncontacted tribes in the Amazon, but this is really over the top.


8 posted on 12/05/2018 6:57:46 PM PST by Blue House Sue
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To: Brilliant

#5 is alive!! And a bad mutha! Robot hate crime.


9 posted on 12/05/2018 6:58:23 PM PST by Equine1952 (Get yourself a ticket on a common mans train of thought.she)
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To: ameribbean expat

The Robot had to test it


10 posted on 12/05/2018 6:58:31 PM PST by butlerweave
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To: ameribbean expat
It's beginning.


11 posted on 12/05/2018 6:58:38 PM PST by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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To: ameribbean expat

I for one will not welcome the robotic overlords.


12 posted on 12/05/2018 6:58:41 PM PST by buckalfa (I was so much older then, but I'am younger than that now.)
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To: Brilliant

My first thought as well. ‘Accidentally...’...


13 posted on 12/05/2018 7:00:14 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: ameribbean expat

But, were they making $15 an hour?


14 posted on 12/05/2018 7:00:43 PM PST by READINABLUESTATE
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To: Brilliant

“Brilliant” point.


15 posted on 12/05/2018 7:01:10 PM PST by Fungi
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To: ameribbean expat

No bear is gonna mess with those robots.


16 posted on 12/05/2018 7:04:09 PM PST by MNDude (WWG1WGAalso)
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To: ameribbean expat

Was the robot wearing a MAGA hat..otherwise expect the commie media to find a way to blame Trump for this


17 posted on 12/05/2018 7:05:20 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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Robot Kills Technician At German VW Plant
18 posted on 12/05/2018 7:05:37 PM PST by palmer (...if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive)
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To: Brilliant

...Interesting. Is this the first reported “accident” by a robot? I wonder how they distinguish an accident from intentional misconduct...

Didn’t this violate one of Isaac Asimov’s Laws of Robots?


19 posted on 12/05/2018 7:06:18 PM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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The bear spray will continue until morale improves.


20 posted on 12/05/2018 7:06:42 PM PST by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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