Ironworker killed in fall at Amazon fulfillment center construction site

Brien Daunt, 45, was an ironworker who died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in a fall at the construction site for Amazon's fulfillment center in Kern County, Calif. (Photo courtesy Linda Robles)

UPDATE (9:50 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13): Eyewitness News has confirmed that 45-year-old Brien Daunt was the ironworker who died Saturday.

He leaves behind one daughter, his family told Eyewitness News.

Eyewitness News is still working to verify the name of his employer and has reached out to the site contractor, as well as the ironworkers' union.


UPDATE (3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13): Eyewitness News has reached out to Amazon, and it has declined to comment on the incident.

The original story, posted Saturday, is below.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A construction worker was killed Saturday in a fall at the Amazon fulfillment center construction site.

The Kern County Fire Department said it received a call around 3:30 p.m. for a person who fell near the 1900 block of Petrol Road.

Firefighters said when they arrived they found the worker had died.

Cal/OSHA is investigating what led to the fall.

The name of the worker has not been released.

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