An American Eagle Airlines worker was seriously injured when he was pinned between a baggage loading vehicle and the cargo area of an airplane at Greater Rochester International Airport. The twenty-five-year-old employee was loading bags onto the airplane prior to the flight at the time of the injury.
The employee was standing on a baggage loader while it was in gear and the parking break engaged, when it suddenly lurched forward, pinning him. Another worker found him unresponsive and backed up the baggage loader to free him.
The company stated, “The safety of our people is always a top priority for American Eagle and we are conducting a full review to determine how our team member was injured.”
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Worker injured on job at Greater Rochester airport, democratandchronicle.com, July 12, 2013