Worker dies in a fall at Wisconsin Amazon facility construction site
A 24-year-old Wisconsin man died last week at an Amazon construction site in suburban Wisconsin after falling approximately 30 to 40 feet, police said.
Police received a call at 10:09 a.m. for an industrial accident at the future Amazon site. Zachary Dassow of Kansasville, Wisconsin, was operating a four-wheel ATV on an upper floor and drove it out a window, falling more than 30 feet, according to police.
Dassow was transported to Froedtert Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Oak Creek Police Department is investigating along with the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office and OSHA. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources also assisted in the investigation, according to Oak Creek Police.
Dassow worked for Lewis Construction, a Schofield, Wisconsin-based company.
The fulfillment center is is scheduled to open in early 2020.
The facility, expected to employ 1,500 people, will be 2.6 million square feet on 75.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel