Workers 'Treated Like Animals'; Fake Engineer Sentenced; Plant's Note Closure | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 42

Also on the podcast, shape-shifting robots fight cancer, Amazon faces lawsuit over van crash, UAW's toxic culture, space garbage threatens space station and spinning projectiles fast enough to launch them into space.

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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Lawsuit Says Amazon Liable for Crash That Paralyzed Man

A new lawsuit says Amazon is liable for injuries a man sustained after he was hit by an Amazon delivery truck.

Factory Workers File Complaints After Being 'Treated Like Animals'

Employees at a Refresco bottling factory in Wharton, New Jersey are angry and workers recently filed federal complaints with OSHA to report unsafe conditions.

Electrician Ordered to Pay $481M for Scam

On Tuesday, an electrician in California was ordered to pay $481.3 million in restitution for his role in a $1 billion Ponzi scheme.

Shape-Shifting Microrobots Deliver Drugs to Cancer Cells

A new proof-of-concept study, from a global team of researchers, used fish-, crab- and butterfly-shaped microrobots to deliver chemotherapy cargo directly to cancer cells.

Bakery’s Sudden Closure Leaves 200 Jobless

In November 2019, The Muffin Mam, a baked goods manufacturer announced a new, 100,000-square-foot bakery plant in Laurens, South Carolina.

In Case You Missed It

Space Launch Startup Fires Prototype Projectile

SpinLaunch wants to throw things into space and it just took a big step forward.

Space Junk from Weapons Test Threatens Space Station

A weapons test in Russia created more than 1,500 pieces of space trash.

UAW Monitor: 'Toxic Culture' Still Present

The UAW has “fallen short” on the many reform efforts laid out in a settlement with prosecutors last year.

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