Thursday, October 21, 2021

Widow of man who died after getting infected sues his employer

LOS ANGELES—A longtime employee of Seas Candy Shops Inc. is suing the company, alleging that poor coronavirus protocols at the packaging warehouse in Carson, Calif., caused her to contract the disease in 2020 and later lead to her husband and her infected a daughter. , eventually led to the death of her spouse at the age of 69.

Maria Saucillo of Upland, widow of the late Gilbert Saucillo Jr., filed a negligence/wrongful death suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, seeking unspecified damages. Maria Sausillo’s two daughters, Emma Sausillo and Patricia Flynn, are also plaintiffs. A representative of AC could not be immediately contacted.

In March 2020, employees at the Seas Candy Shops packaging warehouse on Alameda Street told management they were concerned about the proximity of their working conditions, a lack of appropriate personal protective equipment, and fears of contracting the virus, the suit says.

Employees were reprimanded by management and Maria Sausillo, like her colleagues, was forced to work near other employees without proper PPE, the suit says.

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“Many employees were coughing and sick, but were not sent home,” the suit states.

Maria Sausillo later contracted the coronavirus from another employee and, according to the suit, closed the warehouse in late March 2020.

“It was too late by that time,” the suit said.

The suit states that Maria, Gilbert and Emma Sausillo all tested positive for the coronavirus. Although Emma Saucillo struggled, she survived, but Gilbert Saucillo battled COVID-19 for nearly a month before dying at Upland’s San Antonio Regional Hospital on April 20, 2020, according to the suit.

See “knew and should have known” that their alleged failure to take appropriate safety measures would increase the risk of their employees becoming infected and spreading the virus by infecting one of their family members, the suit says.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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