The poultry processing plant at Blumenort has announced another one of its employees with COVID-19 has died. This is the second such death at Exceldor, the company formerly known as Granny's Poultry.
On October 20th, a company spokesperson confirmed the plant had 25 positive cases of COVID-19. One day later, Rod Harder, General Manager of Western Operations for Exceldor announced their first death. Now, nearly two weeks later, a second death has been confirmed.
In a news release Monday afternoon, the company says an investigation is underway to determine the exact circumstances of the employee's passing. It says that after contracting the virus outside the workplace, the deceased had tested positive for COVID-19 on October 21st.
According to the press release, Exceldor is working closely with public health services, which are supporting them in providing employees with a workplace that exposes them to the least amount of risk possible. Exceldor says it is confident that the many measures in place across its facilities represent the best practices in terms of infection control.Click here to see more...