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US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:41 am

Phoenix station 12News is reporting that a ramper with US Airways was killed this afternoon in a conveyor machinery mishap at Sky Harbor International Airport.
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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:43 am

Apparently it was a belt maintenance employee...

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news...led-at-sky-harbor-airport-02172012

[Edited 2012-02-17 17:46:24]
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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:46 am

http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...t/2012/02/17/gIQAxb5hKR_story.html

PHOENIX — Authorities say a US Airways employee has been killed after being caught in a luggage conveyor.

Phoenix police say 60-year-old Robert Demarco apparently became lodged between the upper and lower conveyor belts around noon Friday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal.


Phoenix Fire Department personnel were called to the TSA checked baggage inspection area and the man was pronounced dead.

Authorities say there are no indications of foul play, but Phoenix police will investigate the death and Demarco’s body was taken to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office.

US Airways officials didn’t immediately return calls Friday afternoon for comment on the fatal incident and any information on Demarco’s tenure with the carrier and his hometown.


Sad, my prayers are with his family.
 
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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:52 am

RIP and Godspeed to Mr. Demarco and his family.
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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:56 am

More information on the ramper's death is here. Apparently there was nothing emergency medical personnel could do and he was pronounced dead at the TSA baggage office in Terminal 4. Very sad.

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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:12 am

Very sad indeed.

But this is my concern with this, Airline employees at PHX have nothing to do with the belt system. ELS comes out to fix problems that may arise in the belt system. Why is an airline employee on these belts, espically near a TSA screening point? I guess we will never know but RIP Mr. Demarco, I am sure US lost one of the best.
 
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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:04 am

Quoting dlramp4life (Reply 5):
But this is my concern with this, Airline employees at PHX have nothing to do with the belt system. ELS comes out to fix problems that may arise in the belt system. Why is an airline employee on these belts, espically near a TSA screening point? I guess we will never know but RIP Mr. Demarco, I am sure US lost one of the best.

Actually, AFIAK, US is in charge of maintenance of this particular system since they (HP) built it when T-4 opened. I know a guy who does/did just this very thing.
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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:13 pm

It will be interesting to see the investigation and whether or not lock out/tag out procedures were followed..
 
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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:18 pm

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 6):
Actually, AFIAK, US is in charge of maintenance of this particular system since they (HP) built it when T-4 opened. I know a guy who does/did just this very thing.

Correct, US maintains their own system in T4. The person involved in this unfortunate accident was a US belt maintenance employee, not from the ramp or ELS.
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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:38 pm

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 6):
Actually, AFIAK, US is in charge of maintenance of this particular system since they (HP) built it when T-4 opened. I know a guy who does/did just this very thing.

Aww ok, I work in T3 and see ELS all the time going between T3 and T2. Thank you for the correction.
 
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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:43 pm

Quoting peachair (Reply 7):
lock out/tag out procedures

This was my first thought as well. I wanna see what the investigation finds out as well before I comment on procedures though.
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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:19 am

Am curious about your procedures. When I worked our MEM bag room we agents were called all day long to lock one down and go crawling for bag jams. Oh and many times someone not associated with the belt, like Lost and Found and pull the key back out. They were never there when we would eventually crawl our own mangled rears (literaly) back down. In the case of jams wouldn't your own people go down, out, and through?
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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:34 am

Quoting stasisLAX (Reply 4):
More information on the ramper's death is here. Apparently there was nothing emergency medical personnel could do and he was pronounced dead at the TSA baggage office in Terminal 4. Very sad.

It depends on the specific county/city, but in most cases, EMT's can only pronounce in extreme situations, like injury incompatible with life (bisection, decapitation, etc.), or obvious signs of decomposition. So it must have been pretty bad.
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RE: US Ramper Killed At PHX T-4 Today

Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:36 am

After hearing this on the news, I would not want to of seen the scene. As DocLightinging stated the EMT's/Paramedics can only call it if there is no possibility to life being restored.

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