Amazon’s use of robots in its warehouses has led to more injuries for human workers, an investigation says.
The Center for Investigative Reporting said it had acquired internal records for 150 warehouses over four years.
At the most common kind of Amazon “fulfilment centre”, serious injuries are 50% higher for those that have robots than those without, it says.
Amazon said its numbers were high because it encouraged the reporting of even minor incidents.
The report from journalist Will Evans was published on the centre’s own news website.
It accuses the giant online retailer of “bald misrepresentations the company has deployed to hide its growing safety crisis”.
It said Amazon officials had “profoundly misled the public and lawmakers” over its safety record.
The company, however, said: “We strongly refute the claims that we’ve misled anyone.
“The reporter is misinterpreting data, and the very internal