The Amazon fulfillment warehouse at the center of a union campaign is on display March 28, 2021 in Bessemer, Alabama.
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An Amazon employee died in the company’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, the company confirmed to The Washington City Times. The facility was the site of a union action that took place earlier this year.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of a member of our team, and our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to his loved ones at this difficult time,” Amazon spokesman Maria Boschetti said in a statement.
Amazon declined to share further details of the situation, noting that it was a personal medical incident.
The employee died Thursday after the facility collapsed, said Bloomberg, who first reported the news. The employee was taken to a hospital after being found in a warehouse bathroom, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar with the situation.
Workers at the Bessemer warehouse, known as BHM1, voted against joining the RWDSU last month. Of the 3,215 votes cast, 1,798 workers were against the union and 738 voted in favor.
The RWDSU contested the results of the election and filed objections with federal labor officials over Amazon illegally interfering with the union action. Amazon denied that its behavior was inappropriate.
On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board held a hearing on the objections. The hearing will continue on Monday.