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LHR Rampworker Dies At Terminal 1  
User currently offlineGulfstream650 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 545 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

Very, very sad. Although it has been said time and time again, with all the activities that go on, airports are a dangerous place to work.

According to the BBC, fair use:

"The unnamed man, in his 50s, suffered head injuries after being hit by the small vehicle at 1400 GMT. He died at the scene.

He worked for ground handling company Aviance and the incident happened next to Terminal One. No aircraft or passengers were involved.

The British Airports Authority said an investigation was under way."


I don't proclaim to be the best pilot in the world but I'm safe
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User currently offlineYWG747 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 251 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

really too bad. I hate reading stories like this.
airports are a pretty dangerous place to work

User currently offlineZuluAviator994 From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

Thats horrible.
And not even to be killed by an aircraft on the ramp!
I wonder who was at fault, the driver or the man?
Rip mate.

If Speed is life, Altitude is life insurance. No one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1660 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Having worked on the ramp in a past life it really is an alien enviroment very different to what passengers may think. Sure only last week an engineer died in Dublin Airport after falling from a de-icer! Really is a very dangerous place to work!

My views are my own and do not reflect any other person or organisation.
User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Always sad when these events happen. May our dearly departed colleague rest in peace.

Ramp guys 'n' gals - be careful out there!

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