Amazon Worker Who Died in Warehouse Collapse Wasn’t Allowed to Leave
Over the weekend, several states experience catastrophe as dozens of tornadoes ravaged cities and leveled towns.
The damage that was done in Mayfield, KY is absolutely incredible, and I don’t mean that in a good way, of course. I don’t wish this sort of tragedy on anyone, not even Joe Biden or Kamala Harris.
I may disagree with people and you do too, but I suggest that we always be virtuous human beings and wish for the best of everyone and not wish ill upon them.
While it seems that Kentucky did get the brunt of the damage from this round of tornadoes, they weren’t the only state to experience a huge loss.
In Edwardsville, Illinois and Amazon Warehouse was in the path of one of the tornadoes and the building collapsed killing at least six people inside.
But the way one of these people died is going to put some negative attention on Amazon and their work practices.
One of the victims who was killed when a tornado collapsed an Amazon Warehouse in Illinois texted his girlfriend before the deadly tornado struck saying that the company had ordered him to hold off driving home and stay put until the storm passed.
“I got text messages from him. He always tells me when he is filling up the Amazon truck when he is getting ready to go back…I was like ‘ OK, I love you.’ He’s like, ‘well Amazon won’t let me leave until after the storm blows over,’” his girlfriend of 13 years, Cherie Jones, told The Post on Sunday.
She said the text was sent around 8:23 p.m., 16 minutes before the tornado reportedly touched down at 8:39. The couple lived in nearby Collinsville, which Jones said is about 13 minutes away from the warehouse.
“We heard the tornado didn’t touch down until 8:39 so he had 20 minutes to get home,” she said.
“I messaged him and that was the last text message I got from him,” she said. “I told him where we live, it was only lightning at the time. After that, I got nothing from him.”
I’ve worked in buildings like this before and there is nothing strong about them. They’re designed to be big and cheap, not strong. There should have at least been somewhere for them to go to that is safe, but apparently that wasn’t done.
I honestly foresee a big Amazon strike and a demand for better working conditions. The company is set up in such a way as to really discourage long term employment there and I guess while you’re there they want to make things as miserable as possible.