Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Rep. Norcross Reacts to Tragic Death of New Jersey Amazon Warehouse Worker

Jul 20, 2022
News Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) released the below statement following reports of the death of an unidentified warehouse worker at Amazon’s EWR9 facility in Carteret, New Jersey, during the Prime Day rush.

“I am heartbroken to learn of the death of a New Jersey warehouse worker at Amazon’s EWR9 facility. There is absolutely no excuse for a tragedy like this. Amazon is a multi-billion-dollar company with state-of-the-art facilities. They brag about being ‘Earth’s Safest Place to Work.’ So, why did this happen? I have been ringing the alarm on this issue for months because I take workplace safety seriously. People should feel confident that when they go to work they’ll  be safe and come home the way they went in. Amazon is failing to fulfill that basic promise. I renew my call for OSHA to investigate Amazon fully. Lives depend on it.”

This preventable death follows reports of skyrocketing injury rates at Amazon’s facilities in New Jersey and nationwide.

Timeline of Congressman Norcross’s Advocacy on Behalf of Amazon warehouse workers

Congressman Norcross is a lifelong union member and labor leader who sits on the House Education and Labor Committee’s Workforce Protections Subcommittee, serves as Vice Chair for Labor for the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and co-founded the Labor Caucus – all with an eye toward improving wages, benefits, and conditions for workers.