FedEx Worker Dies in Industrial Death at Express World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee
MEMPHIS, TN – According to an online news report at wsws.org, a FedEx worker died in industrial death at the Express World Hub in Memphis, Tennesee.*
A FedEx worker and father of two children, died last week while working at FedEx’s World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee.
The victim, a 23-year-old man, died at an area hospital last week following an accident at the FedEx facility where he was employed as a temporary employee. He had only been working at the World Hub for a month, according to family members, and was hired through a temp agency called Volt Workforce Solutions.
FedEx is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee and is one of the world’s largest shipping companies. Approximately 11,000 workers are employed at the World Hub. FedEx services 220 countries across the world and employs approximately 400,000 workers. Its revenue for fiscal year 2019 was $69.7 billion.
According to witnesses, the man was fatally injured after being crushed by a 7,000 pound container. Apparently, his leg got caught however, there are no further details on the accident at this time.
According to an attorney who has been retained by the man’s family, FedEx has not been cooperative in their attempts to obtain information about what happened.
The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating the man’s death. They can take up to six months to complete their investigation, which may result in fines and other consequences.
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