MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman died while working at the FedEx Hub overnight Friday, Memphis Police say.
According to police, the woman died after an accident occurred while she operated a forklift. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Family members identified the woman as Jessica James.
A source with decades dedicated to FedEx said a woman who was operating a forklift removed her safety belt. Soon after, the source said the woman ran into or over something, causing her to be thrown from the equipment with the forklift landing on top of her.
A state OSHA investigator arrived at the location Friday morning and is reviewing the circumstances that led to the worker’s death.
FedEx released the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our team member. Our heartfelt thoughts are with our team member’s family, their colleagues, and all those affected by this event. We are fully cooperating with the investigating authorities.”
This is an ongoing investigation.
FedEx, which has its World Hub at the Memphis airport, employs tens of thousands in the Memphis area.
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