Delivery Agent In UK Dies After Working 14-Hour Shifts 7 Days A Week Ahead Of Black Friday

Mr Norton’s colleagues discovered him slumped over the wheel of his van.

A supply agent within the United Kingdom died in his car after working 14-hour shifts seven days every week within the lead-up to Black Friday. The man, recognized as 49-year-old Warren Norton, was found unresponsive by colleagues in his van on the DPD (Dynamic Parcel Distribution) depot in Dartford on Wednesday, Kent Online reported. 

Mr Norton was mentioned to have labored as much as 14 hours a day to get parcels to clients. On Wednesday morning, his colleagues discovered him slumped over the wheel of his van. Assuming he was sleeping, they first knocked on the window of his car however he didn’t reply. They had been then mentioned to have smashed the window to open the door, following which he fell out of the van and onto the ground. 

As per the Express, Mr Norton was given CPR and a defibrillator was used as a way to save his life, however he was sadly pronounced lifeless on the scene. 

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A spokesman for the supply firm mentioned, “We are deeply saddened by the death of Warren Norton. Mr Norton was a self-employed driver, working for a supplier to DPD and was well-known and regarded at the depot. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time,” as per Kent Online

The 49-year-old labored for the courier service for round two years. Even although it was reported that Mr Norton was working lengthy hours as a result of Black Friday weekend, DPD mentioned that this was unfaithful. The spokesman mentioned, “We absolutely deny any allegations of pressure to work long hours, and can confirm that, as a responsible carrier, we monitor every driver’s hours for legal and safety reasons.” 

“Mr Norton was working on average five days a week for DPD and the hours he worked were well within the legal limits,” he added. 

Meanwhile, based on the Express, as Black Friday is approaching, supply companies are seeing a rise in parcel volumes as many search for cheaper offers forward of Christmas. 

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