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Accident: 202546198 - Employee Dies From Heart Attack

Accident: 202546198 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/21/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31754107602/24/20144581Menzies Aviation
At approximately 5:15 a.m. on February 21, 2014, Employee #1 was operating a cargo MA Tug Technologies tow tractor (Model Identification RT-149, Serial Number 17978) at an international airport. He drove the cargo tow tractor from the storage area at an international terminal to a warehouse. Employee #1 lost control of the tug near a fire station on the airport. The cargo tug struck a 7.5 inch high curb, ejected him the tow tractor. Employee #1 was not wearing a seatbelt, as a portion of the seatbelt was missing from the tow tractor on the day of the accident. He was found pinned under a rear drive tire of the tow tractor and had sustained unspecified blunt force injuries. Evidence suggests that Employee #1 had died from a heart attack while driving the tractor tug.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, ejected, heart attack, pinned, equipment operator, struck against, driver, cardiovasc disease, tractor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317541076 Fatality Fracture Truck drivers, light

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