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Second Boeing whistleblower Joshua Dean dies suddenly from mysterious severe infection

By Nika Shakhnazarova and Olivia Land


A Boeing whistleblower who raised concerns about one of the carrier’s suppliers ignoring production defects died suddenly on Tuesday — just two months after another employee who sounded the alarm about the embattled company died by alleged suicide.

Joshua Dean, 45, a former quality auditor at Spirit AeroSystems, died Tuesday morning from a fast-growing mystery infection, the Seattle Times reported.

Dean, of Wichita, Kan., had reportedly been in good health until about two weeks ago, when he was admitted to the hospital, the outlet reported.

A second Boeing whistleblower, 45-year-old Joshua Dean, died suddenly Tuesday. Facebook / Taylor Rae Roberts
Dean was a quality auditor at Spirit AeroSystems. REUTERS

However, by April 21 he was in “very critical condition,” and had tested positive for influenza B, MRSA, and pneumonia, the outlet said.

He was intubated and put on dialysis before eventually being airlifted to another hospital in Oklahoma City.

A CT scan indicated that he had also suffered a stroke…


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