One employee dies from coronavirus in FCA office in Michigan

One employee dies from coronavirus in FCA office in Michigan

March 24, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles employee at Auburn Hills headquarters in Michigan died after a positive COVID-19 test.

According to two sources familiar with the situation who had a conversation with The Detroit News, a technical support worker died after he became ill with a coronavirus, prompting the FCA to allow more staff at its headquarters to stay home.

According to the Detroit Free Press, this man was a non-union FCA employee in his 50s, “who provided technical support to dynamometers.” Reports appear shortly after the FCA said on Sunday that employees at its technology center could stay at home.

Answering a question about this case, the automaker said: “We have cases of COVID-19 infection at our enterprise, however, due to respect for the confidentiality of employees, we will not provide additional comments.”

This news came after the FCA allowed thousands of employees worldwide to work remotely if they can. The company also closes factories around the world, including in North America, under pressure from its employees and unions.