State police say a worker died after being crushed by a forklift at Logan Airport
A worker died of his injuries Accident at Boston Logan Airport Officials said that left him trapped under a forklift on Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency crews responding to an area behind the airport’s Terminal C learned at approximately 3:20 p.m. that a JetBlue subcontractor was operating a Komatsu forklift in the outloading section when it clipped a side metal beam in an attempt to drive through the bottom bag service entrance, according to the report. of the Massachusetts State Police.
State police noted that the forklift’s extended backrest was too high to maneuver under the crossbar, which had a tag attached indicating a vertical clearance of 8 feet 6 inches.
“The extended backrest hit the crossbar, causing the forklift to tip over and rest on top of the victim, who was tossed onto the sidewalk,” investigators said in a statement.
A JetBlue employee who heard the incident and several other workers rushed to the victim’s aid and used the aircraft’s towbar to raise the forklift enough to pull the victim out from under it. Life-saving measures were then attempted by the arrival of the forces, according to the British Daily Mail. State Police.
Boston EMS transported the man, a 51-year-old resident of Winthrop, to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.
State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office are leading the investigation.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates when more information becomes available.
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