The last thing you want is to get Bear Spray in your eyes and mouth like these poor Amazon workers. NPS Photo.
Just when we thought the mother who bear sprayed her children was the worst bear spray incident we’ve heard yet, this recent fiasco at a New Jersey Amazon warehouse might take the cake. About three hours ago, a can was accidentally knocked off a shelf, which caused a full discharge of the sickening fumes in the Robbinsville Amazon Fulfillment Center. The fumes were so potent that it forced the evacuation of an entire wing of the 1.3-million-square-foot facility.
According to NBC Philadelphia, 80 employees are feeling ill from the fumes and 20 have rushed to a hospital after having trouble breathing. Thankfully, aside from burning eyes and lungs from the cloud of Capsicum, no serious injuries have been reported.
If there's anything to take away from this, it's that bear spray is nothing to mess around with. Here are a few safety tips from the NPS.
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Yesterday Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows were forced to close because of high avalanche danger from the three-foot overnight dump they got on Saturday. Try to imagine that, too much snow—except you don’t have to. Check out some of the images from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows getting absolutely buried. Thankfully for all you Californians, both resorts have resumed normal operations. Just be sure to bring your snorkel! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Squaw