A woman has said she became homeless after being injured while working at an Amazon warehouse in Texas last year.
Vickie Shannon Allen, who has documented her eviction and experiences on YouTube, told The Guardian she was injured because of a faulty workstation in October.
Allen’s story is similar to horror stories that many Amazon workers told Business Insider earlier this year. It also echoes third-party reports of warehouse injuries.
Amazon said it didn’t recognize Allen’s portrayal of working conditions, adding that it was proud of its safety record.
Vickie Shannon Allen, a 49-year-old former Amazon warehouse employee in Texas, says she is now homeless after being injured at work last year.
Allen has been documenting her eviction from a Texas caravan park on YouTube , and her story was reported by The Guardian . She has also set up a GoFundMe page to try to raise money after losing her home.
Allen still works at the Amazon fulfillment center in Haslet, Texas, where she was injured and is living in her car in the parking lot of the warehouse. In an update to her GoFundMe page, Allen said she had found somewhere to live more permanently but needed money to pay the first month’s rent and deposit.
She posted an update to YouTube on Tuesday in which she called out Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. “I can’t believe this is my life now … I work for the world’s richest man and I live in my car,” she said.