Cumberland County:  Third Amazon Employee Death at Carlisle Warehouse

Cumberland County

22-year-old Alex Carrillo, has died days after he was involved in a crash while working at an Amazon warehouse in Carlisle PA. Carlisle is in Cumberland County, a neighbor to Franklin County. Carrillo’s death marks the third Amazon employee death at a Carlisle-area warehouse since 2014.

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Alex Carrillo

Carrillo was on a powered industrial truck at a fulfillment center at 2 Ames Drive in South Middleton Township when another truck crashed into his Aug. 1st, 2022. Carrillo was the only employee injured in the crash. Alex Carrillo, of New Oxford, died Saturday at Holy Spirit Hospital, according to Cumberland County Coroner Charley Hall. Carrillo’s death was ruled accidental as a result of multiple traumatic injuries.

Sam Stephenson//Amazon Spokesperson

The Amazon spokesperson Sam Stephenson said, “Our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time and we stand ready to support them however they may need it,” Amazon is investigating the crash, alongside the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). An OSHA spokesperson said the agency has six months to complete its investigation into the crash that caused Carrillo’s death. The spokesperson declined to provide additional details on what caused the crash, citing the active investigation.

The Other Amazon Death’s

Devan Michael Shoemaker, 28, died at the South Middleton Township warehouse at 675 Allen Road in September 2017 while assisting the driver of a truck tractor in hooking up to a trailer, when the tractor driver accidentally ran over him, Hall said.

In June 2014, 52-year-old Jody Rhoads, of Carlisle, had been driving a pallet truck and crashed into some shelves at the Allen Road warehouse, according to the coroner’s office.

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