An airline employee dies after sustaining ‘traumatic injuries’ on the tarmac at Austin, Texas – months after an airline worker in Alabama suffered a fatal engine wound
An American Airlines employee has died of “traumatic injuries” while on the tarmac at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas.
The tragedy occurred around 2pm on Thursday, and the staff member was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
An airport spokesperson said Austin Travis EMS paramedics rushed the crash to the airport apron, and later determined the cause of death was traumatic injuries.
Austin police confirmed the death, and said the accident was a work-related accident that unfortunately resulted in death.
The tragedy occurred at around 2 pm Thursday at Austin Bergstrom International Airport in Texas
In a statement, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport said: “AUS was notified this afternoon that the Austin Travis County EMS responded to an injured airline employee.
The accident occurred outside the aircraft terminal at its gates. ATCEMS announced the death of the employee.
“Our thoughts are with this employee and everyone affected by today’s tragic event.”
The airport added that the incident would not have any significant impact on its operations.
It comes months after another airline worker died after being violently sucked into the engine of a plane that recently landed at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama.
Courtney Edwards, 34, was working as a ground agent for Piedmont Airlines when the tragedy unfolded on New Year’s Eve.
The mother-of-three was reportedly warned to stay behind after standing too close to the engine, before she snapped into the mechanics and rocked the entire plane.
Courtney Edwards, 34, was working as a ground agent for Piedmont Airlines when the engine drifted on New Year’s Eve.