docchaos
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Comair Ramp Death In DTW

Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:02 am

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.

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GSPITNL
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RE: Comair Ramp Death In DTW

Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:16 am

Wow! I had not heard anything regarding this.

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

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docchaos
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RE: Comair Ramp Death In DTW

Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:20 am

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

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...cle?AID=/20060220/NEWS02/602200390
 
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RE: Comair Ramp Death In DTW

Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:23 am

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.
 
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RE: Comair Ramp Death In DTW

Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:31 am

Tragic. This is a remineder of how dangerous this job can be. My condolences to his family.
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m404
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RE: Comair Ramp Death In DTW

Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:17 am

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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DALjr
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RE: Comair Ramp Death In DTW

Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:01 am

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.

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RE: Comair Ramp Death In DTW

Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:53 am

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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RE: Comair Ramp Death In DTW

Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:59 am

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.


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georgiabill
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RE: Comair Ramp Death In DTW

Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:00 pm

Condolences to the family. May he or she rest in peace
 
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RE: Comair Ramp Death In DTW

Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:05 pm

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...
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RE: Comair Ramp Death In DTW

Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:09 pm

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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