An Amazon Warehouse employee was killed in a work accident recently.
The is the second death at the Middletown/Carlisle facility since 2014. If you recall, an employee was killed in 2014 in a pallet jack accident.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a death at an area Amazon facility.
Devan Michael Shoemaker, 28, of Millerstown, died Tuesday of multiple traumatic injuries at the Amazon warehouse on Allen Road in South Middleton Township.
Cumberland County Coroner Charles Hall confirmed Shoemaker died after the 5:15 p.m. accident in which he was run over while helping the driver of a truck tractor hook up a trailer.
Amazon had already been warned and fined by OSHA in 2016 at it’s New Jersey facility for failure to address workplace safety concerns. I’ve written in this issue time and time again. Big conglomerates like Amazon consistently skirt safety issues for lower operating costs, while the employees are the ones to suffer, often from devastating work injuries, and in this case, even death.
I have represented many injured workers at Amazon in Carlisle. With Central Pennsylvania’s warehouse growth in full swing, more and more warehouse type injuries are occurring. Check out my previous article on common warehouse injuries.
If you work at one of the many warehouse or distribution center in Central Pennsylvania and have sustained a work injury, don’t hesitate to call Mooney & Associates to protect your right and benefits you may be entitled to under the Workers Compensation Act. Places of employment like this often try and intimidate injured employees, downplay injuries, deny injuries, terminate employment when injured, or have injured workers sign forms quickly. Get represented! Call Mooney & Associates for a FREE CONSULTATION AT 717-200-HELP or 1-877-632-4656.