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Accident: 136377.015 - Employee Falls From Seat, Is Crushed By Airplane-Towing Trac

Accident: 136377.015 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 06/16/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1536927.01506/17/2021Worldwide Flight Services Inc.
At 10:30 p.m. on June 16, 2021, an employee was working as a freight, stock, or material handler for a firm that provided support for airport flight operations. He was working at the ramp area of a major airport. He and a coworker were ridi ng on a TUG Technologies Corporation conventional pushback tractor. They were in transit to pick up an aircraft from a staging area and to drop it off at a term inal gate. The employee was operating the tractor. The coworker was riding as a passenger. For some reason, the tractor started bouncing as it was in motion. Th e employee was ejected from or fell from the operator's seat and was crushed by the rear tire on the driver's side of the tractor. Emergency medical services we re called. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene. The coworker was restr ained by the tractor's seat belt and did not fall off.
Keywords: aircraft, airport, crushed, ejected, emergency response, fall, seat belt, tire, tractor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1536927.015 36 M Fatality Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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