FEB 15, 2022
Rep. Katie Stuart (D-Edwardsville), center, speaks with Jim Bell from the National Storm Shelter Association, left, and Illinois AFL-CIO President Tim Drea, right, during a House hearing Monday.
About two months after an EF-3 tornado killed six people at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, lawmakers held a hearing Monday to learn about severe weather safety in the workplace and probe experts and labor leaders about what can be done to keep employees at similar warehouses safe during a tornado warning. Some encouraged the General Assembly to toughen the state’s legal standards for tornado preparedness, opening up the possibility of changes coming to state law.
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