Warren Norton, 49, a courier by profession, was found dead in his van by colleagues of a fast shipping company in Kent for which he worked: he would have died of a heart attack. For the last week he had been working 14 hours a day for Black Friday.
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For the past week, he has been working seven days a week and 14 hours a day. But his heart couldn’t stand it: his colleagues found him lifeless in his van, struck down by a heart attack.
comes fromEngland the story of Warren Norton, 49 years old, by profession Courier service: was found slumped over the wheel of his van in a fast shipping warehouse in Kent.
Yesterday morning, after having noticed him with his head resting on the wheel of his van Citroën, his colleagues thought he was sleeping, as he was exhausted from too much work; but after knocking on the window to wake him up, receiving no response, the workers decided to break through the glasssensing that the situation was more serious.
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Norton was thus dragged to the ground, where colleagues tried to revive him, in vain, even practicing cardiac massage with the defibrillator.
In the last few days he had worked a lot in view of the Black Friday e della Black week, as reported by the newspaper The Mirror, and there was pressure for him to deliver up to 150 parcels per day. He leaves behind a 14-year-old daughter.
“In these days of Black Friday, managers try to convince you to work more days and longer hours because they know we are self-employed. And the warehouse must be cleared of parcels at all costs,” commented an employee at the The Sun.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the shipping company confirmed Norton’s death, albeit denying the allegations, adding: “Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”
Warren, father of a 14-year-old daughter, had been with the company for about two years. According to the testimonies collected, it seems that he drove six or seven days a week, starting at 6 in the morning and sometimes working until 8 pm, therefore “even 14 hours a day – also underlines the Daily Mail – earning about £120 per day“.