Amazon employees say they want access to information such as updates on potentially deadly weather events through their smartphones — without interference from Amazon. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) –An Amazon.com Inc. warehouse collapse on Friday night that killed at least six people has amplified concerns among its blue-collar workforce about the return of the internet retailer’s mobile phone ban in work areas.

The warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, near St. Louis, was reduced to rubble when a string of tornadoes ripped through six states, leaving a trail of destruction that stretched more than 200 miles. Emergency responders expect recovery efforts to continue into next week.

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