AN eighth Amazon warehouse worker has died from COVID-19, the company said Thursday.
The female employee worked at one of the company’s fulfillment centers in North Randall, Ohio, Amazon said.
The woman is the eight Amazon worker to die from COVID-19 [Stock image][/caption]The employee worked in packing at the facility just outside Cleveland, which is known as CLE2, NBC News reported.
She had reportedly been with the company since November 2018.
An Amazon spokesperson said that the employee last went to work on April 30, and that she was diagnosed with COVID-19 the same day.
According to reports, Amazon learned of the worker’s diagnosis on May 8 and were informed of her death by her sister-in-law on May 18.
Lisa Levandowski, an Amazon spokesperson, told NCB: “We are saddened by the loss of an associate who had worked at our site in Randall, Ohio.
“Her family and loved ones are in our thoughts, and we are supporting her fellow colleagues.”
Counseling was provided to other workers at the warehouse, Amazon said, and the woman’s colleagues were given verbal notifications of her positive test results.
The company has received flak during the coronavirus pandemic – particularly for its working conditions and approach to employee safety.
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Amazon said it undertook a deep clean of high-touch areas in February, and since April 15, workers have been provided with masks that they are required to wear, according to reports.
To date, Amazon hasn’t released the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases at its facilities.
Levandowski said that the company does not see such a figure as “super valuable.”
Amazon workers have protested over safety concerns surrounding the companies warehouses[/caption]
The company said it does not see the figure of how many of its workers have tested positive for COVID-19 as “super valuable”[/caption]