Amazon has confirmed that eight workers from warehouses across the country have died of the corona virus.
The company learned of an employee from the IND8 warehouse in Indianapolis on April 30 and said it immediately informed personnel of the death.
George Leigh (pictured), an Amazon employee and learning ambassador, was the sixth employee to die of COVID-19
Another employee in Indiana was confirmed to have died after working at the SDF8 facility in Jeffersonville.
The unnamed employee last worked on April 1, but was later diagnosed with COVID-19 on April 25, WLKY reports.
Amazon said it wasn’t aware of the man’s condition until May 11. The company then alerted staff via text message, the current protocol.
An employee of the company’s distribution center in Tracy, California died of the virus and was confirmed by Amazon on April 30.
That employee had last worked on April 1, but it was not clear when he contracted the virus, KNTV reports.
George Leigh, 59, died on April 9 in Long Island of the coronavirus after reportedly starting to feel sick in late March.
An unnamed 50-year-old employee worked the night shift as a picker at the online retail giant’s facility in Waukegan, Illinois. He died on April 18, leaving behind his wife, five children, and two stepchildren.
Air Force veteran Gerard Tuzara became the first known Amazon warehouse worker to die of coronavirus on March 31
An Amazon employee in a warehouse in Staten Island, New York – where employees called for more coronavirus security measures – died of COVID-19 after contracting the virus last month.
The company said the worker was last on the scene on April 5 and the virus was confirmed on April 11 for remaining in quarantine. Contact tracking did not provide a link to other employees.
Air Force veteran Gerard Tuzara became the first known Amazon warehouse worker to die of the corona virus on March 31.
The 35-year-old worked as an operations manager at Amazon’s Hawthorne facility near LAX Airport in Southern California.
Tuzara’s last working day was March 6, after which he was on vacation in Mexico until March 20.
An eighth female worker worked at Amazon’s packaging plant in North Randall, Ohio. She was diagnosed on April 30, the last day she was working.
The company heard about her diagnosis on May 8 and died on May 18.