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Amazon Asked by States to Produce Data on Worker Safety, Deaths

People wait in line outside a Whole Foods store in New York.
People wait in line outside a Whole Foods store in New York.Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Amazon.com Inc. is being asked by several U.S. states to provide information about health and safety measures following the death of a number of workers from coronavirus-related illnesses.

Led by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, 13 states on Tuesday sent a letter to the company expressing concern about recent media reports of “inadequate safety measures and sick leave policies, insufficient data about infections and deaths among their workers, and retaliation against workers who call attention to unsafe workplace conditions.”