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Man Dies in Accident at Amazon Construction Site

Man Dies in Accident at Amazon Construction Site

Created: July 11, 2019 10:30 AM

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - A man has died in an industrial accident at an Amazon construction site in a Milwaukee suburb.

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Oak Creek police say the victim was operating a four-wheeler on an upper floor and drove the vehicle out of an open window Wednesday.

WITI-TV reports the vehicle fell 30 to 40 feet. Police say the four-wheeler was being used to move other equipment.

The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office says the man was pronounced dead at Froedtert Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled Thursday.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation with Lewis Construction, the employer of the victim.

Lewis Construction says it has been working at the site for months and has "numerous safety procedures in place."

Minneapolis-based Ryan Companies, the project's contractor, said the accident is under investigation.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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