An American Airways worker employee died on Thursday at Austin-Bergstrom Worldwide Airport (AUS) after being injured when a automobile crashed right into a jet bridge – the prolonged hall that connects planes and terminal gates – in accordance with authorities.
Round 2pm on 20 April, Austin Police Division (APD) officers responded to a report of a crash on the airport, in accordance with Corporal Future Silva from the APD public data workplace.
The worker, who was solely recognized as an grownup male, was working a floor service automobile when it struck a jet bridge on the apron stage of the airport.
The apron stage is the place planes are parked, unloaded or loaded, refuelled, boarded or maintained.
Upon arrival, authorities famous “apparent indicators of trauma” to the person’s physique in accordance with Cpl Silva.
“Sadly the male succumbed to his accidents on scene and was pronounced deceased,” Ms Silva mentioned in a press convention.
In a press release supplied to The Unbiased, American Airways mentioned, “We’re devastated by the accident involving a staff member at Austin-Bergstrom Worldwide Airport (AUS). Our ideas and prayers are with the household and our native staff members. We’re targeted on making certain that each one concerned have the help they want throughout this tough time.”
The accident is at present below investigation by the APD.
Earlier this yr, a floor employee on the Montgomery Regional Airport Alabama died after being sucked right into a jet engine. A preliminary report by the Nationwide Transportation Security Board (NTSB) discovered that security protocols weren’t correctly adopted within the loss of life of the worker.