Irshadgul News report,
A delivery driver was found dead in his vehicle by colleagues at a parcel depot in Kent. Warren Norton, who was in his 40s, was found at his steering wheel at DPD premises in Dartford on Wednesday 23 November.
It is reported that Warren was seen by his co-workers as he collapsed in the Citroën van. Initially they thought he was asleep and tapped on the window to wake him up, but he didn’t respond, they broke the window to get into the vehicle. He was later given CPR and used a defibrillator but was pronounced dead at the scene.
Colleagues newspaper DPD encouraged couriers to work longer hours during busy times such as Black Friday, and Warren was said to have worked up to 14 hours for weeks as Black Friday packages piled up. did. However, DPD has denied this.
Warren is believed to have worked for the DPD for about two years.
A DPD spokesperson said: ‘We are deeply saddened by the passing of Warren Norton. Mr Norton was a self-employed driver who worked for a supplier to DPD and was known and respected at the depot. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.
Following comments on working hours, the DPD said ‘We absolutely deny any allegations of being pressured to work long hours, and can confirm that, as a responsible carrier, we will comply with the legal and Monitors each driver’s hours for security reasons’.