Amazon worker dies at Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse


The Amazon fulfillment warehouse at the center of a union action can be seen on March 28, 2021 in Bessemer, Alabama.

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An Amazon employee died in the company’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, according to CNBC. The facility was the site of a union work held earlier this year.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of a member of our team and our thoughts and deepest sympathies go to his loved ones at this difficult time,” said Amazon spokeswoman Maria Boschetti in a statement.

Amazon declined to provide further details about the situation, determining that it was a personal medical incident.

The worker died Thursday after the facility collapsed, according to Bloomberg, who first covered the news. The worker was rushed to hospital after being found in a bathroom at the warehouse, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar with the situation.

The staff at the Bessemer camp, known as BHM1, voted against joining RWDSU last month. Of the 3,215 ballots cast, 1,798 workers were against the union and 738 voted in favor.

RWDSU questioned the election results and objected to federal labor officials that Amazon had illegally disrupted the union movement. Amazon denied that its behavior was inappropriate.

The National Labor Relations Board held a hearing on the objections on Friday. The hearing is set to continue on Monday.

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