Amazon Warehouse Worker In New York Dies Of COVID-19
A person working at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse in New York has died of COVID-19, the company confirmed to The Verge. Amazon said the employee was last at the facility on April 5 and was placed on quarantine after he was confirmed to have the disease on April 11.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of an associate at our site in Staten Island, NY,” an Amazon spokesperson said. “His family and loved ones are in our thoughts, and we are supporting his fellow colleagues.”
Amazon has fired multiple employees who organized to demand improved workplace safety measures during the pandemic, including Chris Smalls, a worker who staged a walkout at the Staten Island warehouse, which is known as JFK8. On Monday, an Amazon vice president overseeing operations at Amazon Cloud referred to the …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]