Amazon Workers in NJ Injured by Bear Spray

Robot punctures can of capsaicin, sends 24 workers to the hospital in unbearable pain

Yesterday, an "automated machine" at an Amazon warehouse in Robbinsville Township, New Jersey accidentally…

Capsaicin is the active ingredient in personal defense pepper sprays, including bear repellent. It is derived from chili peppers and rates extremely high on the Scoville scale, causing mucus distress, pain, and difficulty breathing in mammals. It is for this reason that it is used in sprays meant to deter pests and aggressors.