Amazon worker is found dead after ‘falling or jumping’ inside 855,000sq ft Las Vegas warehouse
- An Amazon worker plunged to their death yesterday in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Police were called to the LAS7 facility just before 7am yesterday
- Amazon staff were sent home and those on night shifts were told not to come in
- The cause and manner of death is set to be announced by a coroner later
An Amazon worker plunged to his death yesterday at one of the company’s facilities in Las Vegas.
Officers arrived at the LAS7 fulfilment center in Las Vegas, Nevada, around 7am and found the man inside the building.
The man, who has not been identified yet, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to NBC. Cops said he had ‘fallen or jumped’.
Police officers were called to the LAS7 fulfilment center in Las Vegas, Nevada, (pictured) at around 7am yesterday after a worker was found having plunged to their death
A spokesperson for the North Las Vegas Police Department said: ‘Detectives were called out, and cause and manner of death will be revealed by the coroner.’
They added that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had been notified about the incident.
Employees at the Amazon facility, the largest in the state at 855,000 sq ft, were sent home early with pay after the incident and Amazon spokesperson Lisa Levandowski said that grief counseling was being offered.
Other Amazon employees at the facility were told to go home at around 9.40am, with pay, and people set to work night shifts were told not to come in yesterday
She said: ‘We’re deeply saddened by this tragic incident. Their family and loved ones are in our thoughts, and we’re supporting our employees during this difficult time.’
An Amazon employee at the center, who wished to remain anonymous, told NBC that police cars and ambulances were already in the parking lot when they arrived at 7am.
They said that staff started placing barricades around where the worker had been found before being sent home at around 9.40am.