Internet giant Amazon was urged by a worker advocacy group weeks ago to give workplace safety its urgent attention.

After a bear spray can fell off a shelf and discharged at an Amazon warehouse in Robbinsville, sending two dozen workers to the hospital, The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health said the company needs to do a better job moving products without hurting people.

“Amazon needs to invest in safety and do better by their workers,” said said Debra Coyle McFadden, executive director of the NJ Work Environment Council, a group that advocates for workplace safety.

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