Amazon employee's death at Sacramento fulfillment center under investigation by Cal/OSHA

Amazon fulfillment center employee dies after coughing up blood (December 21, 2017)

California’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health [Cal/OSHA] is investigating the death of an employee at Amazon’s Sacramento fulfillment center.

A spokesperson for the agency said the Amazon employee went to the hospital on Friday, Dec. 14, 2017 after vomiting blood. The employee died the following day on Friday, Dec. 15.

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the employee’s death. 

“An employee experienced a personal medical incident," the spokesperson said. "Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.”

No other details were shared, but the spokesperson did say the employee was a full-time associate.

Cal/OSHA has six months to complete its investigation and issue any citations for violations of workplace safety regulations.

According to Amazon, full-time associates receive 48 hours of paid sick leave per year, as well as the ability to take medical leaves of absence. Full-time workers also receive medical insurance starting from their first day of work.

ABC10 News will continue updating this story as more information is made available.

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