LAS VEGAS — An employee that worked at a casino owned by Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas died after testing positive for COVID-19 according to a statement released by the company.
51-year-old Adolfo Fernandez tested positive for the virus on June 22 and died Wednesday, June 24, his daughter, Irma Fernandez told KVVU-TV. He was a utility porter at one of Caesars’ properties.
The company released a statement on the death of Fernandez Friday:
His family believes that Caesars Entertainment failed to protect employees during the outbreak.
“I am going to fight for justice because he told me constantly that they are not using the correct safety precautions at work. They are not protecting their employees,” Irma Fernandez told KVVU-TV.
On the day that Adolfo Fernandez died, the company implemented a mask policy.
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