Sixth confirmed Amazon worker dies amid calls for the company to release data on coronavirus infections
A worker assembles a box for delivery at the Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., April 30, 2019.
Clodagh Kilcoyne | Reuters
An Amazon warehouse employee in Long Island, New York has died from the coronavirus, the company confirmed.
George Leigh, who worked out of Amazon’s Bethpage, New York, distribution center, known as DNY4, died of Covid-19 on April 9. Leigh, who was 59 years old, left behind a daughter and several grandchildren, as well as siblings and a mother. Leigh worked as a sort associate and learning ambassador at DNY4, which involved sorting packages and pallets, as well as training new employees.
“We are saddened by the loss of an associate who had worked at our site in Bethpage, New York,” Amazon spokesperson Lisa Levandowski said in a statement. “His family and loved ones are in our thoughts.”
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