First responders are now on the scene of a fatal Suffolk amazon building accident on Saturday afternoon that caused two workers were killed.
According to authorities, the accident occurred at the site of a future Amazon fulfillment center, and the Chesapeake Fire Department and Virginia Beach Fire Department have been called in to assist.
A Suffolk police spokesperson reported they responded to a call for the accident came in at approximately 2:10 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Gate Commerce Parkway in Suffolk, at the site of where the Amazon Fulfillment Center is being built.
How many injured in the Suffolk amazon building accident?
According to multiple reports, two people are confirmed dead. Fortunately, after an extensive search effort by emergency responders, all workers have been accounted for, and no one else was injured.
Although City spokesman Timothy Kelley confirmed the accident occurred at about the 87-acre Amazon site, he did not know the nature of the Suffolk amazon building accident.
He added details of the accident will ultimately be investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Emergency crews are at the scene, searching for the possible missing workers.
Amazon bought the property in December for above $4.5 million, and plans to spend $200 million on the building.
A spokesperson said that the identities of the two victims are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.
OSHA will lead the investigation into the accident.
Where is Suffolk?
Suffolk is a city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
According to the 2010 census, the population was 84,585. It is the largest city in Virginia by boundary land area as well as the 14th largest in the country. Suffolk is placed in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area.
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