Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In U.S. | The Human Cost of Amazon’s Fast, Free Shipping Credit Video by Taylor Glascock For Propublica Amazon directs the destinations, deadlines and routes for its network of contract delivery drivers. But when they crash, the retail giant is shielded from responsibility. Credit Credit Video by Taylor Glascock For Propublica Supported by ByPatricia Callahan Sept. 5, 2019 Updated 7:02 a.m. ET This article is co-published with ProPublica , the nonprofit investigative newsroom. When she added Gabrielle’s name to the chart in her kitchen, Judy Kennedy could picture the annual ritual. At birthdays she would ask her newest grandchild to stand up straight, heels against the door frame, so she could mark Gabrielle’s height beside that of her other granddaughter in the Maine house the family has lived in since the 1800s. But there are no lines for Gabrielle. In January, the 9-month-old was killed when a driver delivering Amazon.com packages crashed a 26-foot rented box truck into the back of her mother’s Jeep. The baby was strapped into a car seat in the back. The delivery driver, a subcontractor ferrying pallets of Amazon boxes from suburban Boston to five… Read full this story
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