Baltimore Amazon Building Collapse Leaves Two Dead

On Friday evening, a building at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Baltimore partially collapsed during a storm that blew through the area. It was reported by officials on Saturday morning that two workers were killed in the collapse of the 50-by-50 foot wall.

There are no other reports of missing persons.

Per the Baltimore Fire Department Chief, one of the victims was an adult male who was found trapped beneath heavy debris. He was taken to a hospital for treatment but was later pronounced dead due to the injuries he sustained. The second victim was found dead an hour later. It was not immediately clear whether the workers were employed by Amazon or if they worked for the trucking company, but a spokesperson for Amazon later told ABC News that the two victims were third-party contractors.

“Last night, severe weather impacted one of our facilities in Baltimore City, resulting in two fatalities," said that Amazon spokesperson. "First responders remain on-site assessing the damage. The safety of our employees and contractors is our top priority, and at this time the building remains closed."

Despite the severe weather the affected the area on Friday, fire officials have not yet determined a cause of the building collapse.

One employee who was working in building at the time described the scenario as chaos, stating it was "just crazy inside." He told CNN affiliate WBAL that "it just sounded like bombs were dropping everywhere. The whole side (of the building) was just dropping." After the wall caved in, rain began to pour inside of the building, soaking the packages. "It's unreal," he stated.


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