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  • Writer's pictureRobin Li | Aificial Business

Second whistleblower linked to Boeing dies after brief illness

 

A Kansas man is now the second whistleblower linked to Boeing to die in the last two months.


The family of 45-year-old Joshua Dean says he died April 30.

He had a staph infection that quickly developed into pneumonia.


Dean, a former quality auditor at Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems, was reportedly among the first to sound the alarm about potentially dangerous defects with the 737 Max.


Second whistleblower linked to Boeing dies after brief illness

In March, a former Boeing manager who raised safety questions about the aircraft maker was found dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


John Barnett, 62, was a longtime Boeing employee and worked as a quality-control manager before he retired in 2017. In the years after that, he shared his concerns with journalists.


John Barnett, 62.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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