Saturday, 17 November, 2018

2 dead after Amazon building collapse in severe weather

Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore Modal Trigger Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore AP
Laurie Berry | 05 November, 2018, 00:43

Both of the individuals who were killed were contractors for the company, according to ABC-affiliate WMAR.

Mr Clark says one person was found under debris and taken to a hospital, where they was pronounced dead, the Sun reports. He added that the second person is still missing. Both people were third party contractors and not Amazon employees.

Strong storms and intense winds passed through Maryland Friday evening, apparently contributing to the collapse of a 50-foot wall at the Amazon Fullfillment Center in Southeast Baltimore at about 10.30pm.

Two people have died after a heavy storm caused an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore to partially collapse. The power shut off. "The whole side (of the building) was just dropping".

Roofs were reported to have been blown off apartment buildings in Dundalk, Maryland, while sections of ceilings were said to have fallen in at the Twin Arch Shopping Center's TJ Maxx and HomeGoods store.

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Walton reiterated to his team Friday to block out the outside noise, a message he has driven home since the start of the camp.

Dave Clark, Amazon's SVP of operations, confirmed the deaths in a statement on Saturday on Twitter.

Emergency personnel look over a damaged truck, November 3, 2018, after a weather-related building collapse at an Amazon distribution warehouse in Baltimore.

"First responders remain onsite assessing the damage".

The site was still an active scene as of Saturday afternoon, and an Amazon spokesperson told the paper that the building had been closed.

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