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Family of man killed at Memphis FedEx hub hires prominent law firm to launch investigation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The family of a man killed at the Memphis FedEx hub on Wednesday has hired a prominent law firm to represent them.

The Cochran Firm will launch their own independent investigation into the incident that killed 23-year-old Duntate Young.

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The following is the full statement from Howard Manis and Andy Clarke of the Cochran Firm Midsouth and Regenal Reeves of The Cochran Firm Jacksonville.

The Cochran Firm has been retained to represent the family of Duntate Young, the individual killed in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 13 while working at Federal Express in Memphis.  We are currently conducting our own independent investigation to determine how and why Duntate died.  To date, Federal Express has been uncooperative in our attempts to gather information on behalf of Duntate’s family.  This family deserves answers.  It is not our intent to speculate on what led to Duntate’s untimely passing.  Our No. 1 priority is to ensure that Duntate’s family is given a clear understanding of what happened in this situation.  

In a statement to FOX13, FedEx responded: 

The entire FedEx family has been deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our team member, Duntate Young. Our thoughts remain with our colleague’s family, friends and co-workers at this difficult time.  We are always focused on the health and safety of our people. We are fully cooperating with investigating authorities, who at this point have not advised us of the cause of the death.

FedEx management was on site at the hospital in the immediate aftermath to support the family and offer our condolences. We have reached out to the family to offer condolences and seek an opportunity to discuss what happened. We remain open to having that conversation with the family and sharing additional information.

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