Did he collapse in a flood of packages?
In England, a courier from parcel service DBT died in a van. The man, identified as Warren Norton (49), was found slumped over his steering wheel “The Sun”.
The single father of one daughter (14) reportedly worked up to 14 hours a day for weeks – as packages piled up due to discount fights for “Black Friday”, “Black Week” and co.
An anonymous source told The Sun: “Warren has been working extra hours lately to deliver as many packages as possible. Managers are trying to get you to work longer and longer days because they know we’re self-employed.
The work pressure is huge. “The warehouse must be cleared of packages at all costs,” the source continued.
Work from 6 am to 8 pm
In some cases, the deceased was said to have worked seven days a week! He started at 6 a.m. and sometimes worked until 8 p.m., the report said.
Reward for hard work: 120 pounds per day. This equates to around 140 euros.
Norton was reportedly found by colleagues in his Citroen van at a DPD warehouse in Dartford, England. They thought he was sleeping. They knocked it on his car window to wake him up – but he didn’t respond!
One of them broke the window. And Norton fell from the car to the ground. He’s dead!
Attempts at resuscitation failed, and even with a defibrillator, his colleagues were unable to bring him back.
Norton reportedly worked for DPD for about two years.
A company spokesperson confirmed Courier’s death to The Sun: “Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”
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