The global pandemic Coronavirus has claimed the life of a United Airlines Newark employee according to company officials.
In a statement released by United Airlines managers released the following:
“It’s with deep sympathy that I share the unfortunate passing of Mr. Carlos Consuegra, one of our Ramp Service Employees here at Newark”.
Officials said Carlos was a member of United Airlines’ hub since 2007.
“It is a true tragedy to lose a member of our Newark family under such circumstances.
We have been working closely with our Corporate Medical Department, the CDC and local health authorities during this entire pandemic and working together with all our employees on keeping each of you protected against the virus.
Officials say Carlos was admitted to the hospital at the end of last week, and then diagnosed with COVID-19 shortly after.
“The spread of the virus is difficult to identify, and it’s unknown where or how Carlos contracted the virus” officials said.
According to United Airlines, the airport have been taking additional precautions, such as deep cleaning and thoroughly sanitizing areas, increasing hand-sanitizer stations, providing disinfect spray, and making sure each bathroom has ample soap.
“We must take this untimely incident to remind each of us to follow the CDC guidelines to wash our hands often, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching noses, mouths, and eyes, and keep social distancing to remain healthy.
“Carlos Consuegra’s passing is a loss for all of us. His team described him as their big brother, who would always take care of them. He was known for his dry sense of humor and always going to the gym.
He’ll be remembered by his friends and family, including his wife, two children, three grandkids, eight siblings and his parents” officials said in a statement.
Two other people reportedly tested positive at the airline.