The ramp is a loud, busy and dangerous place, especially in very cold temperatures. I sincerely hope this rampie makes a quick, and complete recovery, and that he is supported by his company and union while he is out of comission.
Every time I travel I see AC
rampies taking stupid liberties, and I saw the same thing while I worked for them. There are a number of ways I could see this particular accident having gone down, and all of them involve the loss of a safety focus at a certain point. To all my friends on the ramp, please keep the safety focus, and do not keep a closed mouth if you see someone else's slipping.