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.
Beginning May 29, 2020, the City-County Building will be lit in the colors of Pittsburgh's public high schools in recognition of the Class of 2020. Congratulations to all of our students at Taylor Allderdice, Brashear, Carrick, CAPA, Milliones, Sci-Tech, Perry, Obama Academy, & Westinghouse!
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.
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