Roofing worker dies at Norristown, Pa. jobsite for Amazon

A New Jersey worker creating an Amazon warehouse in Norristown died previous 7 days after slipping from the roof of the construction, in accordance to federal and neighborhood authorities.

Wilmer Mejía Landaverde, 24, of Trenton, died July 6 as a end result of injuries from the fall, in accordance to the Occupational Protection and Health and fitness Administration, or OSHA, which is investigating the incident. The accident occurred close to 3:48 p.m. at 53 West Germantown Pike, according to East Norriton police. Amazon was not concerned in the development and is not less than investigation.

Trenton-based B & C Construction Contractors used Mejía, which is the spouse and children surname. The standard contractor of the Norristown occupation web-site was Malvern-based mostly IMC Design, in accordance to OSHA.

Mejía’s brother, Josué, claimed Mejía was a Honduran citizen, and the relatives had a modest cattle farm in the Copan area of western Honduras. Mejía had worked in roofing in the United States because about 2015, his brother said.

Josué explained he and his brother ended up changing roof product about 25 ft above the ground prior to Mejía’s fall. He recalled that he and his brother removed protection ties while having drinking water, a transfer Josué Mejía explained is not out of the regular on a work web page.

“We had a cable [attached]. As you work, you are placing it on and taking it off. Probably five minutes on, a moment off, then again on,” Josué Mejía said, in Spanish to

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