The aftermath at an Amazon distribution centre in Edwardsville, Illinois, a day after a series of tornadoes dealt a blow to several US states. Photo: Reuters
The aftermath at an Amazon distribution centre in Edwardsville, Illinois, a day after a series of tornadoes dealt a blow to several US states. Photo: Reuters

Amazon worker killed in warehouse collapse wasn’t allowed to leave when tornado approached, girlfriend says

  • Six Amazon employees died after an Illinois warehouse collapsed due to a tornado on Friday
  • Girlfriend of one worker told the New York Post he was told to stay as the tornado approached

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The aftermath at an Amazon distribution centre in Edwardsville, Illinois, a day after a series of tornadoes dealt a blow to several US states. Photo: Reuters
The aftermath at an Amazon distribution centre in Edwardsville, Illinois, a day after a series of tornadoes dealt a blow to several US states. Photo: Reuters

Corrected [10:48pm, 15 Dec, 2021]

  • [10:48pm, 15 Dec, 2021]

    Story updated with Amazon stating its policy about mobile phones and more detail in the wake of the tornadoes. The original version of this story also incorrectly said Edwardsville was in Kentucky.

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