Area Manufacturer Sends Employees Home Following Possible COVID Infection

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LAKEWOOD — Workers at a Lakewood manufacturing facility were sent home this week after an employee came in contact with COVID-19.

Employees at Matco Tools, all of who requested anonymity, tell WNYNewsNow workers on the plant’s second shift team were notified of the possible transmission on Thursday.

The employee who came in contact with the active cases immediately left his place of work as a precaution.

Later in the day, employees say everyone on second shift was instructed to go home and not return until Monday where further information would be given.

Around 100 people reportedly work during the second shift operations.

WNYNewsNow has left a message with Matco Tool’s Public Relations and is awaiting a call back.

Based in Ohio, Matco Tools is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive repair tools, diagnostic equipment, and toolboxes.

The company is a subsidiary of Fortive Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and key player in several industries, including tools, environmental and industrial process and control markets.


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