Amazon Only Fined $7K Over Employee's Death
By: Beth Swary - Wednesday, November 29, 2023

FORT WAYNE - Multi-billion-dollar company Amazon was only fined $7,000 regarding an accident that took place in may resulting in the death of a man.

Caes Gruesbeck, 20, died after he hit his head trying to clear a blocked conveyor and got trapped in the machinery.

Official OSHA reports said Gruesbeck died of blunt force trauma related injuries following na accident on May 8 at the Amazon Distribution Center located at 9798 Smith Road in Fort Wayne.

An 11-week investigation by the Indiana Department of Labor found that Amazon failed to ensure a safe workplace and issued a serious safety citation

Amazon spokesperson Maureen Lynch Vogel sent out the following statement:

“Our thoughts continue to be with our employee’s family and team at the site. After the tragedy, we immediately closed the facility, notified Indiana OSHA, and began cooperating with their investigation. We can confirm the employee was up to date on all his training, was qualified to run the machinery, and was wearing proper protective equipment at the time of the incident.”


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