Amazon has been receiving criticisms for its health and safety policies following the death of six workers at a warehouse in Illinois, USA, due to a tornado. Many employees were advised to seek cover after receiving emergency notifications on their mobile phones. One 26-year-old cargo driver died in the factory bathroom. “They made us shelter in place until we left – it was at least two-and-a-half hours in there,” an employee who has worked at the warehouse for three months said. According to a conversation between another victim and his parents, he and the other workers were not ordered to take cover immediately after the first warning siren sounded. Tornado warnings were issued between 20:06 and 20:16 local time before the storm struck at 20:27, with events “happening incredibly fast,” Amazon said. Disastrous storms smashed into six US states on Friday evening, December 10, killing 100 people and destroying homes and businesses over a 200-mile (322-kilometer) radius. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating the building collapse.