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Accident: 104500.015 - Baggage Tug Operator Is Injured In Collision With Fuel Truck

Accident: 104500.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 01/02/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1287721.01501/08/2018Southwest Airlines Co.
At 7:45 p.m. on January 2, 2018, an employee was working for a commercial airlin e. She was traveling in a powered industrial truck, bearing Tag Number 2476. The kind of truck she was operating was a tug. She was moving baggage cart Number C C63. She was driving parallel to a fuel truck that was travelling on an adjacent roadway. The fuel truck abruptly attempted a right turn in front of the powered industrial truck that she was operating. The two vehicles collided. The employe e was ejected with the entire seat, as she was wearing her seat belt. She sustai ned broken ribs, a broken sternum, and a laceration to her back. Paramedics were called. The employee was transported to a shock trauma unit. She was hospitaliz ed. A third party investigation by Hall Technical Services, LLC revealed that th ere were no issues with the tug other than the damage that occurred from the inc ident. Management interviews revealed that the employee was trained on the use p owered industrial trucks. Documentation of this training was provided.
Keywords: airport, ejected, emergency response, fracture, ind trk operator, industrial truck, laceration, powered industrial vehicle, rib, seat belt, struck by, traffic accident
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1287721.015 23 F Hospitalized injury Air traffic controllers

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