FedEx worker killed at airport hub

FedEx worker killed at airport hub
Published: Nov. 23, 2017 at 9:29 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2017 at 9:58 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - FedEx has confirmed that an employee was killed at the airport Thanksgiving morning.

According to police, a female FedEx worker was found around 12:30 a.m. dead under a motorized mobile conveyer belt system.

She was pronounced dead when authorities arrived on the scene.

FedEx released a statement regarding the incident:

"Words cannot convey the sadness we feel over the loss of our team member in an accident at the Memphis hub.  Our prayers are with our colleague's family, friends, and co-workers.  We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation."

Airport police are handling this investigation.

A Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration representative was at the FedEx Hub on Thursday investigating the tragedy.

The investigation is expected to last eight to 10 weeks.

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