Shippensburg remains a hot bed for continued warehouse growth along Interstate 81 exits 24 and 29. Recently, Walmart opened a 2,000,000 square foot distribution center off Exit 24. The distribution center is expected to have around 600 employees. You can take a look at some pictures here of what the Walmart distribution center looks like inside. The facility is now open and is to become a critical fulfillment center. This fulfillment center, rather than just warehousing goods, will be focused on picking, packing and shipping direct to Walmart customers.
Right beside Walmart is another new warehouse that is currently under development.
Land along the Interstate 81 corridor in Greencastle, Chambersburg, Shippensburg, and Carlisle continues to be a hot commodity for major retailers looking to move good up and down the East Coast at a faster pace. Many of these warehouses and distribution centers also impose quotas on employees that creates an environment rapid performance, which leads to multiple workplace hazards. One such company that is under Federal investigation for these type of activities that create workplace hazard is Amazon. Amazon distribution and fulfillment centers. Central Pennsylvania has it’s share of Amazon facilities, with a fulfillment centers in Carlisle, Lewisberry, Hazelton, and more. Amazon Carlisle has had two workplace injury deaths since 2017, one being recent in August of 2022.
Warehouse injuries are growing more common in our area due to the development of these distribution nd fulfillment centers. Here is a list of common warehouse injuries.
Mooney Law represent and has represented hundreds of warehouse injury workers throughout Pennsylvania. We are well aware of the safety hazards, quotas, and working conditions in these facilities. We fight for the rights and benefits warehouse workers deserve when they are injured at work. If you work in a warehouse and have suffered a work-related injury, call Mooney law today for an absolutely free consultation. Call us at 717-200-HELP or 717-632-4656. You can also email us at email@example.com. We will fight for you. And remember, we don’t get paid unless you get paid!