Ford has confirmed that another employee died from COVID-19. The latest death marks the second worker from the Livonia Transmission Plant to succumb to COVID-19. The last worker from the plant to pass away was confirmed earlier this week. Ford’s official statement was much like the statements given in the other employee deaths from the virus with the spokeswoman saying, “we are saddened that another Ford team member has passed away…”
A post was made to the UAW Local 182 Facebook page about the death noting the worker’s name and that he was an electrician at the plant. Local 182 is the local union representing employees at the Livonia Transmission Plant. The post also asked that other union members “please keep his family lifted in prayer.” UAW spokesman Brian Rothenberg announced that the union sent its “deepest sympathies.”
At this time, Ford is unsure where either of the deceased workers contracted COVID-19. The automaker isn’t sure if they contracted the virus at work or somewhere else. The most recent worker death comes with no indication of when the last day he worked was. The death announced earlier this week of the other worker pointed out that the last day he worked was March 18, with Ford noting that the quarantine period had passed.
Ford previously urged anyone who experiences symptoms including fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, or shortness of breath to contact a medical provider. Ford confirmed in the past that another worker from the Dearborn Stamping Plant had contracted COVID-19. Ford has reported seven worker deaths after contracting the virus since the pandemic started.
Source: Detroit Free Press