QVC Fined In Accidental Death Of Warehouse Worker

QVC has been fined $4,500 regarding safety issues in the case of a South Carolina warehouse worker who died in an accident Thanksgiving Day last year, according to a local newspaper.

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation also determined that the home shopping network’s safety program wat the 560-employee facility was deficient, according to story.

The determination and fine stem from the death of Agnes Ann McKithen Carter, 45, who was a QVC warehouse assistant at a distribution center in Florence, S.C.

She was 30 feet in the air on a forklift grabbing merchandise when a newly trained forklift operator drove into Carter’s aisle and hit her forklift. Although Carter was in a harness, she fell down with her forklift and died at a local hospital.

QVC has until May 4 to address safety concerns and to pay its fine, the story said. In a statement, QVC expressed sadness over Carter’s death and said it was dealing with safety issues.

The network also said that the employee who hit Carter’s forklift is no longer with the company.

Carter, who had a lovely smile, is survived by her husband, who she recently married, and four kids.

Her mother told the local newspaper that it is pursuing legal action against QVC.


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4 Responses to “QVC Fined In Accidental Death Of Warehouse Worker”

  1. Twat Waffles Says:

    Such a tragedy, all the money in the universe isn’t worth anything regarding health.

    May the family find strength to get through this and may their legal battles not exasperate and hinder their healing process for their loved one.

  2. Queen Celeste Says:

    Well said. Such a tragic accident.

  3. dentrodebeisbol Says:

    That’s not even a slap on the wrist, it’s a soft breeze vaguely in their direction. Surely a woman’s life lost requires a greater penalty. Disgraceful.

  4. Haywood Jablomy Says:

    Her death was caused by the negligence of another employee. They were cited by the state because it happened, not because they were violating any laws.

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