More Than 50 People Sickened at New Jersey Amazon Warehouse After Robot Punctures Bear Spray Can

More than 50 employees at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey were sickened Wednesday after an automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent spray.

Twenty four of those workers were sent to five area hospitals, Robbinsville town spokesman John Nalbone said. One worker was listed in critical condition.

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The workers said they were having trouble breathing and felt a burning sensation in their eyes and throats, Nalbone said.

A triage station was set up outside and multiple ambulances reported to the warehouse on New Canton Way in Robbinsville, Mercer County, according to the Robbinsville Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3786.

Source: Robot Punctures Bear Spray Can, More Than 50 People Sickened at New Jersey Amazon Warehouse, Town Says – NBC 10 Philadelphia