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Aunt Bessie’s factory worker dies after coronavirus outbreak

There was a coronavirus outbreak at the Aunt Bessie's factory in Freightliner Road, Hull
There was a coronavirus outbreak at the Aunt Bessie’s factory in Freightliner Road, Hull (Picture: Google / BPM Media)

An Aunt Bessie’s factory worker has died two weeks after a coronavirus outbreak was confirmed among staff.

The woman who died is understood to have worked at the company’s factory in Freightliner Road, Hull for 21 years.

It comes after a ‘small number’ of staff tested positive for Covid-19 a fortnight ago.

A spokesperson for Aunt Bessie’s confirmed: ‘We are all saddened about the death of our colleague, and our thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends at this time.

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‘She was an important member of our team for 21 years and we will do everything we can to support her family.

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‘As a mark of respect, today we won’t be running the shift our colleague worked on, so that friends and colleagues have time to mourn and remember her.’

Her cause of death has not yet officially been confirmed, but the firm said one member of staff had been hospitalised at the time of the outbreak.

The site employs about 350 people and produces half a billion frozen Yorkshire puddings a year.

Aunt Bessie's, Freightliner Road, Hull
The woman who died is understood to have worked at the company’s factory in Hull for 21 years (Picture: Hull Live / BPM Media)

Aunt Bessie’s said on September 11 the factory had been deep cleaned following the outbreak as it tries to track down any further cases.

A statement said:  ‘Currently, our Aunt Bessie’s factory has a small number of coronavirus cases, but PHE has repeatedly complimented us on our social distancing measures and our proactive approach to ensuring that our colleagues are safe and well.

‘The health and welfare of our employees is our number one priority. ‘We acted early and decisively in March to implement new procedures and have strict protocols at all of our sites, including our Hull Aunt Bessie’s factory, to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading amongst our employees.’

Health officials in Hull said the risk to the general public was ‘very low’.

The Government says it is ‘very unlikely’ you can catch coronavirus from food.

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