Two men were killed in a partial building collapse at an Amazon follow-up center in Baltimore late Friday in an event due to severe weather, confirmed an Amazon leader on Saturday.
The incident occurred at Amazon's facility BWI5, a sorting center that opened about four years ago, and preps packages for shipping, according to Recode. Both of those killed were contractors for the company, according to ABC affiliate WMAR.
The first man was found under some debris and was transported to an area hospital where he later was pronounced dead from his injuries. [1
9659004] Another person was also killed as a result of this incident. Both were third-party contractors and not Amazon employees.
The superior Roman Clark, Baltimore Fire Department, said that a wall of 50 meters collapsed at the plant after a storm stood down on the city, according to Baltimore Sun. National Weather Service confirmed Saturday that the city's storm damage was due to an EF-1 tornado.
Brandon McBride, an employee who worked on the spot at the time of the incident, told CNN affiliate WBAL that he stood inside the building when he and a construction worker suddenly " heard those loud sounds ". He said that the power was closed and described as "just mad inside".
 "It just sounded like bombs dropped everywhere. The whole side (of the building) just went," he said.
Dave Clark, Amazonian SVP of Operations, confirmed the deaths in a statement on Saturday on Twitter.
"Last night, strong weather affected by one of our Baltimore facilities that resulted in two deaths," he wrote. "Thanks to the emergency teams who have worked through the night. Our thoughts and prayers are going to those affected by yesterday's tragic event."
The site was still an active scene from Saturday afternoon, and a spokesman from Amazon told the paper that the building was closed . No other damage was reported by Amazon.