294 were reported in the financial year 2020/21 – up from 231 the year before, or an increase of 27%. This compared to 139 reports in 2016/17.

Local authority inspection reports obtained by GMB revealed multiple areas of concern, including injuries to workers, unsafe working conditions, concerns over Covid-19 safety measures, and poor health and safety record keeping or a lack of compliance with inspectors.

Mick Rix, GMB National Officer said: “More than a thousand serious injuries at Amazon sites is a shameful statistic and one that the company must address urgently.”