I am not an engineer myself (I work in Ops/Dispatch) but I am forever harping on about being safe on the ramp. It IS
an inherantly dangerous working environment that we work in. I think that after the day in day out routine of it all, we do get a bit complacent though. This terrible incident should serve as a reminder to us all about the dangers of our working environment, and that danger can lurk in the most inconsequential of things. Hell, just the other night one of our dispatchers damned near lost a finger just closing a door on a Dash.
As for the engineer in question... last I heard he was out of intensive care and listed as stable. Looks like he will make it.