Boeing Worker At Everett Plant Dies From Coronavirus Infection
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March 22, 2020 - by Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com
A Boeing worker who came down with the COVID-19 respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus has died, the first death among the infected employees.
Co-workers and a union official who confirmed his death said the man was an inspector who worked on the 787 Dreamliner in Everett.
The Seattle Times is not naming him until his family is informed. Boeing said in a statement it is "taking the right steps to confirm the information while respecting the individual's and the family's privacy."
The man's job was to oversee unfinished work that had traveled out from the factory to the flight line.
He was also a shop steward in the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union.
On Saturday, while he was still in intensive care, his brother posted a plea to Boeing...
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