FedEx confirms that the employee at the Memphis hub who was injured early Wednesday morning has died

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Disgruntled2, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Disgruntled2

    Disgruntled2 Member

  2. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Horrible news. My condolences going out to this person's family and friends.
  3. Disgruntled2

    Disgruntled2 Member

  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Same here.
  5. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    So, what's the latest news?
    Rumor at our sta. is something to the effect that dude was on/near a scissor lift when something went wrong.

    They never even mentioned it at our AM meeting this AM.
  6. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    You won't get any news from management at work about this. Last thing they want is for employees to know the truth about anything.
  7. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    exactly right. If FedEx truly gave one rip about employee safety they'd release the details of these accidents (they don't need to get gory) so hopefully they will never again be repeated.

    But no, all you'll ever get is your monthly safety reminder "eliminate backing", "lift with your knees", "wear ear plugs on the ramp", "stay hydrated", "don't stick your tongue on an icy pole", don't leave your vehicle running", on and on etc with the same tired 'no duh' BS we've heard and known forever....oh and don't forget to code 32 it on your timecard in case we ever need to use it against you (or your next-of-kin) in a court of law.
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  8. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Company image is more important then safety.
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  9. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    The fact that nobody has mention this in any meetings could leave one to believe the employee wasn't at fault. Either way, hub employees need to know so it is something they can avoid in the future.
  10. Bringdough

    Bringdough Active Member

    It sounds to me that it was equipment failure. But OSHA may have told fedex to hold off giving information until the investigation is over. I want to know what happened as well, after all I operate a k loader every night.

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  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yep. The real concern here is for PR, not the employee. That is very wrong.
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  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I would bet what is being said or not said is currently dictated by the OSHA investigation. I would also bet that in the coming weeks, you will see some new safety training and that will be related to the death.
  13. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    Uncle Fred is "paying" for the funeral?

    Hmmm ....
  14. fedex_rtd

    fedex_rtd Active Member

    Does seem a bit out of the ordinary that FedEx would offer to pay for the funeral right off the bat. This company rarely spends money without a reason.
  15. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    It falls under our "insurance" Accidental Death Dismemberment that most of us have. if you are killed or injured on the job... so our "self funded" insurance pays for it... FedEx just trying to make itself look good for the press, but its an already existing plan.
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yes. Perhaps the accident was clearly not the fault of the employee.
  17. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    As if many of you would believe it.
  18. Fedex Guy

    Fedex Guy Active Member

    LMAO @ Icey pole!

    Just to be clear, I don't work for FedEx. Crazy I know.
  19. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I'm sure you believe anything this company tells you. Open up Dano, here's another load of BS to swallow. Now go back to kissing butt.
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Actually, an ethical company would reveal what happened, why it happened, and try to prevent it from happening again in the future. That means we will never know.