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Amazon Robot sends 24 to hospital

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We all know that Amazon is going to take over the world and we are all going to end up as bot-tenders in some factory somewhere where our robot overlords will spray us with bear spray when we try to organize for our rights. Is this the basis for some sci-fi movie? No, but it just seems like it could be the next Hollywood blockbuster.

Anyway, back to the non-fiction. An Amazon robot in New Jersey malfunctioned and ripped through a can of bear repellent that sent 24 workers to the hospital. LOL!? Too soon. I guess, but all the workers are expected to make a full recovery.

The repellent-spraying robot does bring up the issue of workplace safety and working conditions. But not to worry, Amazon released a statement saying, "The safety of our employees is our top priority, and as such, all employees in that area have been relocated to safe place and employees experiencing symptoms are being treated onsite,” an Amazon spokesperson told ABC in a statement. “As a precaution, some employe…