Tornado victim’s family sues Amazon over warehouse collapse

SPRINGFIELD — The family of a delivery driver who died last month when a tornado collapsed the Amazon warehouse in central Illinois where he worked has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The Madison County action Monday on behalf of Austin McEwen, 26, claims that Amazon failed to warn employees of dangerous weather or provide safe […]

Edwardsville chief on Amazon warehouse: ‘It was definitely one of our worst days’

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – In the wake of Friday night storms that left six dead at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, a disaster proclamation was issued Monday for 28 counties in southern and central Illinois. The proclamation will bring personnel or equipment from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to assist with storm recovery. “My administration is […]

Amazon, OSHA promise review after tornado wrecks warehouse

EDWARDSVILLE, Il.  — The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration said Monday it has opened an investigation into the collapse of an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, after it was struck by a tornado on Friday, leaving six people dead and another hospitalized. OSHA will look into whether workplace safety rules were followed. OSHA inspectors, […]

Crews search rubble after 6 die at Illinois Amazon facility

CHICAGO — Search efforts at an Amazon facility in Illinois where at least six people were killed in a tornado are expected to take several days. But authorities don’t expect to find more survivors and the local coroner says there are no pending reports of missing people related to the building collapse. The company has […]

Dozens are feared dead as tornadoes hit Midwestern and Southern U.S.

Updated Saturday at 7:45 a.m. EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Tornadoes and severe weather caused catastrophic damage across multiple states late Friday, killing at least six people overnight as it tore through a candle factory in Kentucky, an Amazon facility in Illinois and a nursing home in Arkansas. The Kentucky governor said he feared dozens more could […]