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Amazon facility collapse in Illinois investigated by OSHA, Labor Department says
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into the deadly collapse of an Amazon facility that was struck by a tornado in Edwardsville, Illinois, a Labor Department spokesperson confirmed on Monday.
At least six people were killed when the tornado hit at approximately 8:35 p.m. last Friday night. The tornado caused the sides of the facility to collapse and its roof to cave in, Edwardsville Fire Chief James Whiteford said over the weekend.
"OSHA has had compliance officers at the complex since Saturday, Dec. 11 to provide assistance," the spokesperson said in a statement. "OSHA has six months to complete its investigation, issue citations and propose monetary penalties if violations of workplace safety and or health regulations are found."