Amazon installs new warehouse air conditioners after paper reports brutal heat

The Allentown, Pa.-based Morning Call reported last year that warehouse employees in Lehigh Valley were forced to work in brutal heat and “pushed to work at a pace many could not sustain.”

The paper’s investigation resulted in the online retailer recently installing 40 roof-top air conditioners at the warehouse. One employee told reporter Spencer Soper: “I didn’t even break a sweat today. It was really nice. I noticed the difference as soon as I walked in the door.”

* Amazon working conditions improve with new air conditioning (
* Inside Amazon’s warehouse: A Morning Call investigation (
* Paper’s original Amazon article is a finalist for a Loeb Award (NYT)
* Earlier: Will Morning Call win a Pulitzer for its probe? (It didn’t happen.) (