As coronavirus kills another Amazon worker, the company’s response is adding to employees’ fears
A worker assembles a box for delivery at the Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., April 30, 2019.
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The employee, who worked out of Amazon’s Waukegan, Illinois, warehouse, known as MDW8, died of the disease on April 18. The worker, who was 50 years old, left behind a wife and five children, as well as two stepchildren. The employee worked the night shift as a picker, which involves selecting items from the facility’s shelves and preparing them for shipping, among other duties.
“We are saddened by the loss of an associate at our site in Waukegan, Illinois,” Amazon spokesperson Lisa Levandowski told CNBC in a statement. “His family and loved ones are in our thoughts, and we are supporting his fellow colleagues.”
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[Source: CNBC News]