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Comair Ramp Death In DTW  
User currently offlineDocchaos From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3886 times:

I was wondering if anyone had any more information on this incident...
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/7253389/detail.html

My prayers are with his family and co-workers in the DTW station.

DocChaos

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User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3833 times:

Wow! I had not heard anything regarding this.

My prayers and thoughts are with his family and fellow workers.

GSPITNL



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User currently offlineDocchaos From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3816 times:

Also found a second article, last article on the page.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...cle?AID=/20060220/NEWS02/602200390


User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

From what I have learned, the man slipped on the belt loader/aircraft cargo door way and the loader somehow moved and crushed him between the aircraft and the loader. They are looking at the belt loader as to why it moved. I was wittnessed by another worker when this happend. The man killed had only been working with Comair for 1 month. As with everyone here my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and co-workers of ComAir.

User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3707 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3751 times:
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Tragic. This is a remineder of how dangerous this job can be. My condolences to his family.


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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2230 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
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Has anyone heard any more on this incident? One version has it that he was having trouble opening the door and another worker who was waiting for it to be opened to drive the BL up to it left it in gear and running when he got out to help. Another version has the victim as the driver and them investigating how it slipped back in gear. Need some updates please.


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User currently offlineDALjr From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

In our safety briefings this incident was discussed and we were told the victim had trouble opening the bin door. The guy who drove the beltloader up to the aircraft got off to help him open the door. At some point the beltloader jumped forward and pinned the first ramper.

DALjr


User currently offlinePolar1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

Quoting DALjr (Reply 6):
In our safety briefings this incident was discussed and we were told the victim had trouble opening the bin door. The guy who drove the beltloader up to the aircraft got off to help him open the door. At some point the beltloader jumped forward and pinned the first ramper.

I agree, this is the same version I have heard from those at DTW.



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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2349 posts, RR: 38
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

This is why we chalk our beltloaders after you stand up.

It is a shame this happened. I dont know why at our safety meetings we didnt bring this up.

My prayers and condolonces for the family from all of us @ Station PIT.


-ATCT
Delta Air Lines, PIT



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User currently offlineGeorgiabill From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2733 times:
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Condolences to the family. May he or she rest in peace

User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Quoting ATCT (Reply 8):
This is why we chalk our beltloaders after you stand up.

Exactly. I believe that may even be SOP. You can't cut corners in this job. People wind up getting hurt...or even killed. Poor sap. I've spent hours running up and down on those things with never a second thought about something like this...


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 10):
Quoting ATCT (Reply 8):
This is why we chalk our beltloaders after you stand up.

Exactly. I believe that may even be SOP. You can't cut corners in this job. People wind up getting hurt...or even killed. Poor sap. I've spent hours running up and down on those things with never a second thought about something like this...

As soon as I read the part that the beltloader had moved, I knew this was the cause of the problem. It'll be brought up again in the safety meetings over and over again, but of course, you'll still have people that don't do it, just as you have people that leave their tugs running and in drive when unattended.



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