Woman dies while working at FedEx hub

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman died while working at the FedEx Hub on Friday night, according to Memphis police.

Police say the woman died after an accident while driving a forklift. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members identified the woman as Jessica James.

Jessica James (submitted by family)

A source with decades at FedEx said a woman driving a forklift took her seatbelt off. Shortly after, the source said the woman hit or ran over something causing her to be ejected from the equipment with the forklift landing on top of her.

An OSHA state investigator arrived at the scene Friday morning and is looking into the circumstances that led to the worker’s death.

FedEx released the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of a member of our team. Our sincere thoughts go out to the families of our team members, their colleagues and all those affected by this event. We are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities.

This is an ongoing investigation.

FedEx, which has its global hub at Memphis Airport, employs tens of thousands of people in the Memphis area.

We will update this page when more information becomes available.

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