After a surge of reported COVID-19 cases, federal workplace-safety inspectors are investigating the central U.S. Post Office processing plant in Las Vegas, which sorts all of Southern Nevada’s outgoing mail.
The plant as of Friday had seen about 24 positive COVID-19 cases among workers within a span of about four weeks, the Review-Journal previously reported. The plant is located at 1001 E. Sunset Road.
A U.S. Department of Labor spokesperson on Tuesday confirmed that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had opened an investigation on the plant following Review-Journal inquiries.
Seven of the 24 cases reported as of Friday were announced among workers last Wednesday. Two were announced Friday. The workers affected included clerks and mail handlers as well as management and maintenance staff, but did not include letter carriers, according to Chris Washington, president of the local American Postal Workers Union.