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Amazon closes Fort Wayne center after employee’s death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WISH/AP) — An Amazon fulfillment facility near Fort Wayne International Airport was closed Monday after the death of an employee.

Emergency medical crews were called to a report of an injured employee an Amazon Fulfillment Center about noon Monday, Allen County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Cpl. Adam Griffith told The Associated Press. The worker died at a hospital. Additional details about the death were not immediately released. The worker has not been publicly identified.

An Amazon spokesperson said in a statement, “We’re saddened by today’s tragic incident, and our thoughts and prayers are with our employee’s loved ones and our team at the facility.

“We’re conducting a thorough investigation of the incident and working closely with authorities as they conduct their own investigations as well.”

No details have been released on the cause of death; however, Amazon says it’s contacted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Amazon says the facility was closed Monday, and all employees will be paid.