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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:26 AM

Amazon worker who died at Las Vegas facility fell or jumped, police say

Source: NBC News


Employees were sent home with pay shortly after the incident, an Amazon spokesperson said.

March 1, 2021, 9:27 PM CST
By Olivia Solon and Cyrus Farivar

A man who appeared to have "fallen or jumped" was pronounced dead inside an Amazon facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada, early Monday, police said.

Officers arrived just before 7 a.m. and found the man inside the building on East Tropical Parkway, in the northeast corner of metropolitan Las Vegas, said Alexander Cuevas, a spokesperson for the North Las Vegas Police Department.

"Detectives were called out, and cause and manner of death will be revealed by the coroner," he said, adding that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had been notified.

Amazon spokesperson Lisa Levandowski 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."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/amazon-worker-who-died-las-vegas-facility-fell-or-jumped-n1259242

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Reply Amazon worker who died at Las Vegas facility fell or jumped, police say (Original post)
Judi Lynn Mar 2021 OP
Gaugamela Mar 2021 #1
TomCADem Mar 2021 #7
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #2
3Hotdogs Mar 2021 #3
OldBaldy1701E Mar 2021 #4
Major Nikon Mar 2021 #5
OldBaldy1701E Mar 2021 #6
Major Nikon Mar 2021 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:37 AM

1. Like the work factories in China where the "employees" jump out the windows. N/t

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Response to Gaugamela (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:11 PM

7. Meat packing employees would say, "hold my beer."

If we are going to talk about work place deaths and injuries, we should not ignore the folks who routinely die, get injured or sick for Americans to put meat on the table.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/05/25/479509221/we-dont-know-how-many-workers-are-injured-at-slaughterhouses-heres-why

We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

A slaughterhouse is a safer place to work than it used to be, according to a new government report. But data gathered by federal regulators doesn't likely capture all the risks faced by meat and poultry workers.

In an update to a 2005 report criticizing safety conditions for workers in the meat industry, the Government Accountability Office says injuries and illnesses are still common. From 2004 to 2013, 151 meat and poultry workers died from injuries sustained at work. The injury rate for meat workers is higher than the rest of the manufacturing industry.

But injuries in the meat industry are also likely to be underreported.

The GAO found several situations that may keep reported numbers from packing plants lower than reality

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 03:16 AM

2. I'm curious just what has been ruled out by this proclamation?

Does 'pushed' fall under the auspices of 'fell'? Seems like it arguably would. First he was pushed, but then he fell, so ...

Does it rule out 'dove' and 'backflipped' and similar possibilities?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 08:11 AM

3. Was there union activity at the site?

Were Pinkerton employees?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 10:52 AM

4. I wonder

How much stock NBC has in Amazon that they felt they had to include the word 'jumped' despite there being no offering as to cause and manner of death. I also wonder what Amazon will do if it does come out that he jumped. Because I am not really sure there would be a reason to jump inside that particular building that doesn't include the word 'exploitation'...

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 11:41 AM

5. Says right in the headline that came from the police

Why should they not report what the police are saying?

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 12:20 PM

6. Why indeed. (n/t)

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:12 PM

8. Because it's relevant news

The police may or may not be correct in their initial statement, but regardless it's still what they are saying which makes it newsworthy

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