Victims ID’d in Amazon incident

Published 5:57 pm Friday, September 4, 2020

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Suffolk Police have identified the two men killed in an industrial accident on Aug. 29 at a North Suffolk construction site.

Salvador Jovel Serrano, 32, of the Republic of Honduras, and Jose Roberto Cuevas-Macias, 34, of Mexico, died in the accident at the Amazon construction site in the 2000 block of Northgate Commerce Parkway.

The accident happened at 2:13 p.m. that day on the site of the future robotics fulfillment center. The fulfillment center, when finished, will be the largest industrial building in Virginia, and the second-largest building overall to the Pentagon. The $230 million facility will have a footprint of 822,833 square feet, and at 95 feet high and four-and-a-half stories tall, will have 3.8 million square feet of space overall.

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The Conlan Company, which has been contracted to build the fulfillment center in Suffolk, was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in February for a “serious” violation at the construction site for an Amazon robotics fulfillment center in Stone Mountain, Ga.

The investigation is still ongoing, and no additional information is available for release, according to a city press release.