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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 airline. 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 CC63. 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 employee was ejected with the entire seat, as she was wearing her seat belt. She sustained 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 hospitalized. A third party investigation by Hall Technical Services, LLC revealed that there were no issues with the tug other than the damage that occurred from the incident. Management interviews revealed that the employee was trained on the use powered industrial trucks. Documentation of this training was provided.
Keywords: rib, ejected, ind trk operator, powered industrial vehicle, laceration, industrial truck, fracture, emergency response, struck by, seat belt, traffic accident, airport
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1287721.015 23 F Hospitalized injury Concussion Air traffic controllers

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