COVID-19 infected Boeing worker died, the first death among the infected Boeing employees.
The man was working as an Inspector on Boeing 787 dreamliner assembly line at in Everett factory.
“Boeing Everett plant, please close your doors and shut down,”… “My brother is on life support. Please pray for him and all affected by the virus,” his brother posted a plea to Boeing on facebook while his brother was still alive in the ICU on Saturday.
Boeing said 18 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Puget Sound region and about 1,000 more are under company or public health directed quarantine. Boeing has around 70,000 employees in the region.
Many workers are requesting Boeing to temporarily shut down the plants, but the union is not insisting on it as many depends on the weekly Paycheck.
Employees complain that they are very close to each other while working and there are lack of personal protective equipment, or PPE, and even hand sanitizer.
Boeing shares have gone down in prices and was trading at $95 on Friday closing.