Family Sues Publix Grocery Store After Deli Worker Dies from COVID-19 Complications

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LAW SUIT: '70-year-old became ill after co-worker tested positive for the virus'

The family of a Publix employee who died after contracting the coronavirus alleges in a lawsuit that the supermarket company banned workers from wearing face masks at the start of the pandemic.

(CBS.com) – The family of a Publix employee who died after contracting the coronavirus alleges in a lawsuit that the supermarket company banned workers from wearing face masks at the start of the pandemic.

Gerardo Gutierrez, who worked in the deli department of the Miami Beach grocery store, died on April 28 from Covid-19 complications, according to a suit filed Monday.

The suit says the 70-year-old became ill after an employee he worked with tested positive for the virus.

Michael Levine, a lawyer representing Gutierrez’s four children, said in a statement that the death was “completely preventable.”

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