Metro-North records first employee coronavirus death
A Metro-North Railroad worker died from the novel coronavirus, according to a statement released on Monday.
John Oles, a machinist based out of the Harmon Support Shop in Croton, New York, is the first recorded death of a Metro-North employee, according to a source.
Metro-North Railroad President Cathy Rinaldi released the following statement on the passing of John Oles, a machinist based out of the Harmon Support Shop.
“We are profoundly saddened by the loss of John Oles,” Metro-North President Cathy Rinaldi said in a statement on Monday. “John was a 28-year veteran of our agency. He was beloved by his colleagues and will be deeply missed. His dedication to public service during this difficult time will not be forgotten. Our thoughts are with his wife Karen, who is also a member of the Metro-North family, and their two daughters, Kristen and Kimberly, during this unimaginably difficult time.”
Metro-North has had 71 employees test positive for the virus. Currently, there 460 employees are quarantined and 345 have returned to work.