Fatal Fall at Amazon Construction Site Spurs Probe of Builder

Jan. 16, 2019, 8:06 PM

A worker’s death at a construction site for an Amazon distribution facility has led to an investigation by California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, an official confirmed Jan. 16.

The agency was notified over the weekend that an employee of The Herrick Corp. died after falling about 35 feet from a multistory building under construction in Bakersfield, said Frank Polizzi, spokesman for the state Department of Industrial Relations, of which the job safety division is a part.

Construction had 69 job fatalities in 2017, second by industry only to the 98 in the trade, transportation, and utilities industry, according...

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