Coroner IDs construction worker killed at Amazon CVG construction site

Updated: Feb. 2, 2020 at 3:28 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (FOX19) - The Boone County Coroner’s Office has released the name of a construction worker who was killed Sunday at CVG.

Coroner Missy Rittinger says 46-year-old Loren Shoemake died Saturday as a result of blunt force trauma while working at the Amazon construction site located on CVG property.

First responders received a call related to a workplace injury at the Amazon construction site at 12:44 p.m.

The airport’s statement reads:

“The Boone County Coroner confirmed the injury reported earlier resulted in a fatality. CVG and our entire airport community are deeply saddened, and offer our sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers impacted. We are grateful for the first responders who assisted on scene and appreciate the work of those who continue to review this tragic accident."

Amazon issued the following statement Saturday evening:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, along with the contractors and construction teams during this difficult time.”

Whiting-Turner and Kokosing Construction Co., a joint venture Amazon selected to build its new hub according to, also released a statement late Saturday:

“We are deeply saddened to report that we suffered a serious accident today on our CVG project in Covington, Ky. that resulted in fatal injuries to one of our jobsite workers, an ironworker employed by Columbus Steel Erectors. A full investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident and our team and safety professionals are actively working with OSHA personnel on site. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as well as all of our affected team members.”

Local Ironworkers 44 lowered the flag outside their building in honor of their friend and co-worker.

“Do anything for ya. He was a great brother, a great ironworker,” Dave Baker, business manager of Local 44, said.

Copyright 2020 WXIX. All rights reserved.