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.
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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.