An Amazon warehouse worker in Bessemer, Alabama, has died

An Amazon warehouse worker in Bessemer, Alabama, has died
Union supporters gather outside of the Amazon BHM1 fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, on March 29, 2021.Patrick Fallon/Getty Images
  • An Amazon warehouse worker in Bessemer, Alabama, died Thursday, Bloomberg reported.
  • The worker was hospitalized after collapsing in the bathroom of the warehouse, Bloomberg reported.
  • Workers recently unsuccessfully sought to unionize the warehouse.

An Amazon worker died Thursday after collapsing at the company's warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, Bloomberg reported.

The worker was found in a warehouse bathroom and taken to a hospital, according to Bloomberg.
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"We're deeply saddened by the passing of a member of our team, and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his loved ones during this difficult time," Amazon spokesperson Maria Boschetti told Insider in a statement.
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Amazon told Insider that it wasn't aware of any preexisting medical conditions with the worker, and that the company is providing grief counseling services to employees at the warehouse.

Amazon's Bessemer warehouse was recently the site of a high-profile campaign by workers seeking to unionize. Employees at the facility voted 1,798 to 738 against unionizing, with 505 ballots challenged and 76 ballots being voided.

However, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, under which the employees would have unionized, challenged the vote results, filing official objections with the National Labor Relations Board alleging Amazon illegally interfered with the vote.
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The NLRB on Friday held a hearing to determine whether Amazon's conduct during the campaign amounted to violations of labor law and whether to redo the election.

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