OSHA Investigates Employee Death

8-21-05 - OSHA officials are looking into the death of an employee at the Dollar General distribution center in Ardmore. The agency launched the investigation last week after the worker died at a local hospital.

Last Saturday, SOAS ambulance officials were called the distribution warehouse for a sick call. The transported the employee to Mercy Memorial where that person later died.

SOAS officials confirm they have responded to at least five heat-related calls at the warehouse over the past week.

OSHA is trying to determine if the death was heat-related. The victim was doing temporary work for Dollar general through the Oasis Staffing Company in Ardmore.

Local Dollar General officials will not comment on the death, except to say the person who died was not one of their employees.