The COVID-19 pandemic has swept over the world, with nations like the United Kingdom and Italy facing severe odds against them. This extends towards the United States of America, who have the worst coronavirus conditions worldwide. Their epicentre location in New York City and see’s an average of 200+ civilians die daily. Experiences surrounding these deaths were explained by Erik Frampton, a Morgue Truck Transporter in NYC. This individual applied for the job under the “Temporary Worker Status” once his Boutique Art Framing business was determined Non-Essential. Frampton, at the age of 46, explained what his working conditions are currently like.
Erik Frampton mentioned that morgues throughout New York City haven’t access to body bags, with stockpiles being depleted. Body bags are being buried with the dead to ensure that the virus doesn’t spread. It’s prompted for NYC morgues to begin using plastic bags, which are easily ripped and quickly exposure the virus to MTTs. Erik noted that his temporary job has become chaotic, with him removing upwards of eight bodies per day. These bodies are being stacked into one transport truck until the burial process begins on a nearby island to Manhattan.
Horrendous Working Conditions
After Erik Frampton explained the working conditions to NYC reporters, he was terminated by the NYC Morgue Commission. This came as a significant relief to Erik and his relatives. After being terminated, Frampton revealed more information via social media. He noted that these bodies weren’t being marked as required by law. Transporters were told by Shift Leaders to touch these infected bodies without gloves or proper medical equipment. This prompted individuals like Erik to come into immediate and undeniable contact with the virus, with his hands also contacting faecal matter and a significant amount of blood.
Clothes were stained with these bodily fluids after they were pooling in the back of morgue trucks, which followed after 80+ bodies were placed into one freezer. The freezing capabilities couldn’t handle the influx of departed passengers, faltering and causing these bodies to decompose rapidly. Similar conditions are being seen at “Refrigerated Mobile Morgues” outside hospitals in New York City. Higher volumes of bodies are being placed into RMMs, prompting more chances of the disease to spread. These conditions are inevitable with the rate of infection across NYC, with more than 122+ thousand being infected. Several thousand have died from the virus, and hundreds continue to pass away daily.