Worker Killed in Wall Collapse Near Amazon Warehouse Site in Philadelphia

A worker was trapped for a short time when a wall collapsed in the Feltonville section of the city. He died a short time later, police said.

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A construction worker died from injuries he suffered near the site of a future Amazon warehouse in North Philadelphia after a wall collapsed, authorities said.

Firefighters and two large backhoes could be seen trying to extricate the 29-year-old man shortly before 11 a.m. He was eventually freed from the loose earth in which he had been buried after the collapse.

But the worker died at a nearby hospital at about 12 p.m., police said.

It is unclear what caused the collapse along the 700 block of Ramona Avenue in the Feltonville section of the city.

That's the location of a planned 94,000-square-foot Amazon distribution facility, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported in January. The online retailer leased a portion of a formerly vacant warehouse at 700 Ramona Avenue.

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