Amazon employees in collapsing Illinois warehouse told to shelter in bathrooms and break rooms, they said

Posted on AllSides December 18th, 2021
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As the Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, started to collapse on December 11, the workers set a challenge: Get to one end of the warehouse, which was the length of five football fields, and shelter in the break room or bathroom.

These were the designated tornado safe zones, Amazon employees told Insider. They couldn't fit all of the staff in there, but that was the only choice they had because leaving through an EF3 category tornado with wind speed estimated at 136 mph to 165 mph wasn't an option.

Six people died in the...

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