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Ramper Killed At DTW Last Night  
User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7654 posts, RR: 27
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 17136 times:

Last night a 19 year-old ASIG employee was run over by a tug outside the MacNamera terminal around 11:30pm. Apparently the tug was unattached from an aircraft, backing out of the gate and pinned him against a belt loader. Not much other in the way of details now.

Thoughts go out to this guy's family & friends.

Be careful out there.

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User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1581 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 17105 times:

How awful, my thoughts are with his family.


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User currently offlineA390 From South Africa, joined Sep 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 17027 times:

Another terrible reminder to those of us that work out there to be careful at all times.

My thoughts are with his family and friends


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 16785 times:

The Detroit News has a couple of paragraphs on it.
Channel 7 has nothing yet.......hey Karl!

As a former ramper years ago, that is unhappy news..
safe



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User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 389 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 16684 times:

As a former ramper for US Airways in STL, my heart goes out to this young man and his family. It's always important to never become complacent with your responsibilities, and to always make an effort to be observant of any potential dangers. Being a ramper does require a lot of blood & sweat (literally...) and it's unfortunate that this gentleman had to lose his life.

Ryan


User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 16430 times:

Terrible news.

My thoughts go out to his family.


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7654 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 16341 times:

So the apparent story that I got is that last night, the customs/INS computer system was down over at the Berry terminal where the flight would normally arrive, they decided to bring in Spirit's CUN-DTW flight into the MacNamera/Worldgateway to use the customs facilities there. They were going to bring the aircraft into gate A60 and in the process of moving over Spirit's ground equipment, this incident occured. Possibly due to be unfamilar with the gate layout and other/NW's ground equipment in the vicinity.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7654 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 15185 times:

Disregard my previous post, that was some bad information I received about an unrelated event. The computer system was out at the Berry terminal, so they had to process the passengers by hand. Also, the plane arrived at the Berry terminal where it normally does, but the media assumed that this was abnormal since all other Spirit flights arrive at the Smith terminal, however this is the norm. But they tried to make an event out of this, in relation to the accident on the ramp over at the MacNamera terminal.

Anyways, the guy was 18, just shy of 19 years old, employed by ASIG.
They had just pushed the A330-300 for LH 487 DTW-FRA off of gate A60 when the incident occured around 10-10:30pm last night when the tug was backing in to the gate area.

Note, that NW does not perform ground handling for the BA, LH, AF, or RJ flights that utilize the Worldgateway.


User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3705 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 14582 times:
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A reminder of just how hazardous the work area can be, and it serves as a warning that we should all pay attention while on the ramp. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to his family, friends and co-workers. It is truly a horrible accident, and may God rest his soul.


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User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 827 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13949 times:

My condolences to his family.

Being a Ramp Agent myself it reminds us how careful we have to be and not to take the ramp for granted no matter how familiar you are with the ops.


User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1448 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12839 times:

A tragic accident really. My prayers go out to the kid and his family.


If you're going through hell, keep going
User currently offlineWillbdsp From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12677 times:

That's horrible...my heart goes out to his family. I was at DTW last night around that time...we were delayed taking off. I wonder if this had anything to do with it.

User currently offlinePdxcof9 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12677 times:

Aw so sad  weeping  I'm on my ninth month on the ramp for CO and it's a dangerous place out there. My heart and prayers go out to the family that has to deal with that tragedy. Be safe and aware of your surroundings on the ramp guys!!! You can get seriously hurt or killed!!


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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2990 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12588 times:

this is very sad and reminds me of two incidents here at FRA. My condolences...

User currently offlineAogdesk From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 935 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 11991 times:

Thoughts and prayers to this guy, his coworkers and his family. Let this be a reminder to EVERYONE out there, we work with some dangerous equipment out there.

User currently offlineJcf5002 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 11845 times:

Quoting SCE" class=quote target=_blank>PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 7):
Disregard my previous post, that was some bad information I received about an unrelated event.

Hey man, not trying to thread jack, but do you go to Penn State? I noticed your "screen name" and put the puzzle together... I tried to get a job at KUNV (or SCE if you will) but they wouldn't take me because I couldn't stay over the summer... too bad too, I worked at BWI for quite some time as an airline refueller and MDT as a ramper.

I feel bad for the kid though. The ramp is a dangerous place and one always needs to keep a sharp eye out...

-Jeff



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4949 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 11686 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 7):
Anyways, the guy was 18, just shy of 19 years old, employed by ASIG.

Wow... That's pretty much my age too. I'm turning 19 in less than a month. I've just started working ramp for AA at ONT and I know it can be dangerous if one is not careful, and this certainly is a good reminder for me.



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User currently offlinePilotNTrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 11499 times:

As a former ramper, I knew all to well the dangers of the job. These events are never easy to hear about. It's a tragic reminder of how dangerous the ramp truly is. May God be with his family . Rest in Peace to the ramper.



Brad



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User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 11192 times:

I'll echo the statements above; as a former ramp agent I know how dangerous it can be on the ramp. My thoughts and prayers go out to this young man's family, friends, and co-workers.

Sometimes rampers don't get the respect they deserve, and we are more than just guys that throw bags around. Kudos to all the hard working rampers out there, stay safe.

Dave



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User currently offlineMQrampBOS From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10992 times:

It's bad enough when something like this happens, but he's 18! It just kicks you in the gut. My prayers are with him and his family.


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User currently offlineRdwelch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10963 times:

Him and his family are in my thoughts. All you brother and sister A.netters that work the ramp, please keep your head on a swivel and stay safe.

Gus


User currently offlineLuketenley From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10924 times:

My thoughts to the family, friends, and co-workers.


Pittsburgh International Airport lover
User currently offlinePanAm747LHR From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10538 times:

My condolences and prayers to his friends and family. May he rest in peace.

Nick


User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3123 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10227 times:

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 3):
Channel 7 has nothing yet.......hey Karl!

We ran the story this morning at 5AM. I see it is still running on the NetCast as of 7:15PM Tuesday

http://wxyz.com/

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Courtesy: WJBK-TV

Airport Worker Killed in Accident - Video Report Included

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/myfox/pa...EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.2.1

[Edited 2007-04-11 01:25:58]

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9997 times:

Not a great story. Heartbreaking news. I'd like to see a picture of him so I'll know what he looks like and remember him forever. Bless him.


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25 KarlB737 : I agree wholeheartedly. Only the rampers could tell us how this can possibly be avoided again.
26 XPJets : Chilling reminder to all us rampers out there to never take a single thing for granted... That and always wear the vest!
27 AsstChiefMark : Thank God he died of a massive head trauma. That's better than being pinned by your midsection and fully conscious, alert, and oriented. Then, when pr
28 Post contains images Allstarflyer : Uh, ok. I remember hearing of one guy who died on the ramp after I left ACA at O'Hare. It was one of the guys from our ramp who went to Eagle. It's r
29 AsstChiefMark : I meant it was quick and painless.
30 Kovi17 : my thoughts and prayers goes out to the families. Everyone be careful out there on the ramp please!
31 UK_Dispatcher : Yet another reminder about the hazards of working on the ramp. I really does rank up there with construction sites with regard to the potential danger
32 DTW757 : Wow, I am just shocked reading this. Not one thought for the person or his family. There is no thanking anyone for any reason an 18 year old person d
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