AIRLINE EMPLOYEE KILLED AT CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A Charlotte airport employee was killed in a freak accident at the airport after being pinned by a heavy tug

A male airport worker was killed in an accident while hauling luggage at Charlotte Douglas International Airport Sunday night August 11 in Charlotte, NC.

The employee was operating a tug transporting baggage when the tug flipped and pinned him underneath. The incident happened at 10:17 p.m. The employee was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Main where he later died.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport issued the following statement: 

"Last night, a single ramp vehicle accident occurred at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Emergency and medical crews responded and transported the driver to the hospital, where he later died.  Our thoughts are with the employee’s family and co-workers. The Airport is working closely with its airline partner and are assisting, as needed.  We are extremely grateful for the quick response of our emergency crews and law enforcement officers and for the medical assistance and care they provided to the airline employee."

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