Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina’

QVC Fined In Accidental Death Of Warehouse Worker

April 18, 2015

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.

http://www.scnow.com/news/business/article_9482fb22-df19-11e4-adf0-2bc16f1fee74.html

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.

QVC Worker Killed In Forklift Accident In South Carolina

November 30, 2014

A worker at QVC’s distribution center in South Carolina died in a tragic workplace accident on Thanksgiving Day, and she was apparently beloved by her fellow employees.

CarolinaLive.com reported that Agnus Ann McKithen, 45, of Timmonsville died in the mishap at the QVC center on TV Road in Florence, S.C.

http://www.carolinalive.com/m/news/story?id=1129017

The website said that McKithen was on a forklift 30 feet up in the air when it was struck by another forklift. Her forklift fell over, and she fell with it.

McKithen died at a local hospital, and her death was mourned.

“I will miss you Agnus RIP,” said one post on the story. “Your smile will add to the light in heaven loving friend and co-worker.”

“Rest in peace, Auntie,” wrote another.

“Our outbound supervisor in Rocky Mount, NC, pulled us to the side for a meeting after lunch today, with tears in her eyes,” said another post. “My prayers go out to everyone involved.”

We offer our condolences to McMcKithen’s family, as well. That was terrible news to hear at any time, but especially on Thanksgiving.