Rail conductor dies of Coronavirus infe Philadelphia
Rail conductor dies of Coronavirus infection on Wednesday said SEPTA
An employee of SEPTA named Mike Hill had died due to COVID-19, and another two workers are in a Critical position, said the president of a union of transit agency workers on Wednesday.
The president's name is Willie Brown, and he leads the Transit Workers of America Local 234, which represents the most significant number of SEPTA's union employees.
There is no official declaration of death from SEPTA, and no information is given about the last day of work for the conductor and on which line he was a conductor. According to his co-workers, Hill was an "as easy as they come" kind of a person. He joined SEPTA in 1989 as an assistant conductor.
SEPTA also announced that three other workers had died due to infection of COVID-19. They were air conditioning specialist, a bus fueler and a man who held various positions in the transit agency.
SEPTA and city officials were working together and had taken specific steps to stop the spread of Coronavirus like encouraging passengers to wear masks and face covers and reducing the number of passengers in local transits. On Wednesday, the agency announced they are providing the passengers a mask after the police had to pull off a passenger not wearing mask amid face mask policy by SEPTA. SEPTA had also announced that the face mask policy would no longer be enforced.
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