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Union: Safeway Employee Dies From Complications Due To COVID

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) - A woman who worked at a Castle Rock Safeway died from complications from COVID-19. UFCW Local 7, the union representing grocery store workers across Colorado and Wyoming, says Rainey Gordon died on Dec. 22.

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Rainey Gordon (credit: UFCW Local 7)

Gordon worked at the store for 18 years. The union says she may have contracted the virus while at work.

"To date, three Local 7 grocery members employed by Kroger/King Soopers have died after contracting the virus, and 576 members have tested positive," UFCW Local 7 stated in a news release.

The union's president, Kim Cordova, says they are committed to protecting frontline employees at grocery stores.

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