PITTSBURGH, PA (April 15, 2020) An employee from the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Environmental Services Bureau has died from complications of the COVID-19 virus.
The truck driver began work with the City in 1995.
“I am praying for his family, friends and co-workers in these tragic times. The pandemic may be global but it’s still hitting us very close to home,” Mayor William Peduto said.
The man, who is not being identified at this time, did not contract the virus while at work. Black ribbon decals are being affixed to refuse and recycling trucks in his memory.
He is the first City employee to pass away due to complications from the coronavirus.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.