An Amazon employee at one of the company’s fulfillment centers in New Jersey died during Amazon’s “Prime Day” last week.
Details surrounding the death, as well as information about the individual, have not been released.
“We’re deeply saddened by the passing of one of our colleagues and offer our condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time,” Amazon spokesperson Sam Stephenson released in a statement. “We’ve contacted his family to offer support and will provide counseling resources to employees needing additional care.”
Following the incident, a federal investigation by O.S.H.A. was launched. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a branch of the U.S. Department of Labor that’s in charge of workplace safety.
O.S.H.A. has 6 months to thoroughly conduct the investigation and release the results.
The investigation was launched July 14.