A worker died Tuesday after a wall collapsed at a construction site in North Philadelphia.
According to police, a 29-year-old man was buried underground Tuesday morning when the ground gave out at the construction site on the 700 block of Ramona Avenue in North Philadelphia.
Crews responded around 10:30 a.m. and dug out the man with heavy machinery. Officials said he was transported to Temple Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries just before noon.
The victim’s identity has not been released.
The address is listed as the location of a new Amazon distribution warehouse scheduled to open this year, according to an April news release from the company.
“While the site is currently under construction by a general contractor, with no Amazon employees, we’re saddened by this tragic incident and extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones,” an Amazon spokesperson said Tuesday afternoon in a statement.
The man, who has yet to be identified, was employed by Mayfield Site Contractors, Inc. based in King of Prussia, which was contracted to build a retaining wall, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A spokesperson for OSHA said the company has no history of accidents.
Earlier this month, a New Jersey worker died after falling from the roof of an Amazon warehouse in Montgomery County, according to OSHA, which was investigating the incident. Amazon was not involved in the construction of the facility in East Norriton and was not under investigation.