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CNBC reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has begin an investigation into the "deadly collapse at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois … The collapse was caused by a tornado Friday that devastated the area.  Six workers were killed, one was injured and 45 people were rescued safely."

According to the story, "OSHA has six months to complete its probe, issue citations and propose monetary penalties if violations of workplace safety and/or health regulations are found, OSHA spokesperson Scott Allen told CNBC in a statement. The agency has had compliance officers at the warehouse since Saturday to provide assistance, Allen said."

The story notes that this is standard operating procedure for OSHA in such cases.  Amazon also has launched an internal investigation into the building collapse.