USA: AIRPORT WORKER FATALLY INGESTED INTO AIRCRAFT ENGINE

An airline crew member at the San Antonio International Airport died after being fatally ingested into an engine Friday 23 June, around 10:25 pm. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the incident happened when Delta Flight 1111 arrived at San Antonio from Los Angeles and was taxiing to the gate on one engine. After a similar fatality occurred at the Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama last New Year’s Eve, OSHA Area Director Jose A. Gonzalez said, ‘this incident is a tragic reminder that safety measures must be in place even for a routine assignment. Proper training and enforcement of safety procedures could have prevented this tragedy’.

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