Manager at Amazon Facility Dies of Coronavirus after Whistleblowers Call for Increased Protection

A manager of an Amazon facility in Hawthorne, California, died last month after three colleagues blew the whistle on health concerns related to protection against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Operations manager Gerard Tuzara is the first known Amazon employee to die from the novel virus. According to the Washington Post, the virus has infected workers in at least 74 facilities.

Several whistleblowers at the Los Angeles-area facility expressed concern for the safety of workers in the company’s warehouses and delivery drivers.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that three Amazon employees who spoke out about dangerous conditions had been fired. “No company should punish their employees for showing concern for one another, especially during a pandemic!” whistleblower Maren Costa recently said in a statement.

Read the full story, from The Sun: ‘GOD HELP US’ Amazon boss, 35, dies of coronavirus as three whistleblowing colleagues are fired for demanding more protection

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever)

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