Dangerous Deliveries

In a rush to deliver Amazon packages, the driver crashed into a car stopped at a light, killing a 9-month old. He belonged to Amazon’s vast contractor network that a ProPublica investigation found is responsible for 60 accidents with injuries, including 10 deaths, since 2015.
 
Amazon increasingly relies on delivery contractors in which vehicles often do not carry the Amazon name and logo, making it difficult to quantify accidents. The report found that the drivers receive minimal training and are under pressure to meet delivery deadlines.
 
“You’ve got this wonderful convenience with this technology,” says a man whose sister was killed by an Amazon contractor. “But there’s a human cost to it.”
 
ProPublica

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