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OSHA Cites Five Firms After Temporary Worker Dies at Amazon Fulfillment Center, by Josh Cable, ESH Today


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An OSHA investigation into the death of a temporary worker at an Amazon fulfillment center in Avenel, N.J., has prompted the agency to cite five firms for safety violations.

On Dec. 4, 2013, temporary worker Ronald Smith died after he was caught in between a conveyor system and crushed while performing sorting operations at the Amazon facility.

Based on its investigation into the fatality, OSHA has cited five companies for serious violations, including the contractor responsible for operating the facility, and four temporary staffing agencies. . . .