Amazon Fined $28K for Worker Fatality at Indiana Warehouse

November 9, 2017

Amazon is facing a $28,000 state fine over safety violations from when a worker at a suburban Indianapolis warehouse was killed when a forklift fell on him.

The Indiana Department of Labor’s order says Amazon didn’t provide adequate training and safety procedures weren’t followed before the Sept. 24 accident at the company’s Plainfield distribution center.

Authorities say 59-year-old Phillip Terry of Indianapolis was fatally crushed when a forklift’s lift fell on him while he was doing maintenance work on it.

The safety order gives Amazon until Dec. 1 to correct the safety violations. It has until late this month to appeal the fine.

Amazon says it doesn’t comment about ongoing investigations.

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  • November 13, 2017 at 10:52 am
    Agent says:
    Not to fear, soon they will have driverless trucks and drones delivering to the public.
  • November 10, 2017 at 9:18 am
    Amy Zonn says:
    Amazon does a poor job of training, perhaps, but their goal is to eliminate employees except for programmers. Some of their newer warehouses, they only have people pushing bu... read more
  • November 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    Agent says:
    Where is OSHA when you need them, having coffee and donuts?
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