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Four Drivers In Illinois Amazon Tornado Warehouse Collapse File Lawsuit

 Thursday, April 21, 2022

 Business Insider

Four drivers who were inside an Amazon warehouse when it was partially destroyed by a tornado have filed a lawsuit against the company.

Amazon’s warehouse in Edwardsville Illinois was struck by a tornado on December 10. The tornado caused the warehouse roof to collapse, killing six workers.

Amazon drivers Jamarco Hickman, Evan Jensen, Jada Williams, and Deontae Yancey filed a joint complaint, their attorney Ben Crump said in a press statement Tuesday.

A draft of the complaint viewed by Insider says both Jensen and Williams asked to return home but were threatened with termination by warehouse officials if they left.

Yancey was directed to shelter in a bathroom at the warehouse and tried to leave but was told to stay by warehouse officials, the suit states. Hickman was also directed to shelter in the warehouse’s restrooms once he returned from his delivery route, the lawsuit says.