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Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:36 pm

Being reported on CBC

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An employee at Toronto Pearson International Airport died Friday night after he was hit by a vehicle.

The victim was Ian Henry Pervez, 24, according to his family. tributes began pouring in for him online, one calling him "a gem and a great son" in his church community.

Pervez's brother said the family was not yet ready to speak about him.

Police have not yet released Pervez's name, but confirmed he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Peel police and the Ontario Ministry of Labour are investigating, but they have yet to release many details about the workplace fatality.

Thoughts are with his family. Often people can become complacent about how dangerous the ramp is. Always keep your head on a swivel any time you're on the ramp.

Edit: Appears it was a tug pulling baggage carts that rolled. Assuming he was driving, and ended up with it on top of him.



[Edited 2016-04-23 09:38:17]
 
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:51 pm

R.I.P. Ian.

When driving airside there are speed limits in place and signed? And who enforces them?
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:23 pm

Yes and seatbelts are required ... Looks as if a seatbelt would have saved him a WN ramper at MDW was killed a while back .. Investigation said seatbelt would have saved him also ..
 
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:11 pm

Horrible to lose someone so young. My thoughts to his family. I can only hope it was quick.

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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:31 pm

It's an AC tug. Can see the logo on the door.
 
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:58 pm

I hate to be that guy, but... I am surprised this does not happen more often, I often see rampies charging around like maniacs on tugs.

Obviously we can not assume that was what happened here.

Quoting COSPN (Reply 2):
Yes and seatbelts are required ... Looks as if a seatbelt would have saved him
Quoting diverted (Thread starter):
after he was hit by a vehicle

Was he driving the tug, or hit by the tug? If the latter it probably ended up on its side swerving to miss him.

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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:08 am

He was speeding like hell, and apparently he was a constant in doing that. I'm going to be blunt honest here, but this was natural selection at work in this case. Yes, it's sad he's gone...but come on..

Anywho, the rest of us airside at YYZ will be watched even more with a hawkseye by airport authority vehicles running around.
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:16 am

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 5):
Was he driving the tug, or hit by the tug? If the latter it probably ended up on its side swerving to miss him.

He was an AC employee and was driving the tug according to the news reports.
 
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:18 am

Did he have his seatbelt on ?
 
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:46 am

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 5):
Was he driving the tug, or hit by the tug? If the latter it probably ended up on its side swerving to miss him

I'm going to assume he was driving, it started to tip, he put out his leg to try and catch the fall, or fell out entirely, and it landed on top of him.
 
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:18 am

Ramp tugs weigh about 8,000lbs/3,600kg

That's over double the weight of a normal car.

[Edited 2016-04-23 18:18:46]
 
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:07 am

Always a tragedy when a death occurs in our industry.

 
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:53 pm

Terrible tragedy! RIP...

Quoting COSPN (Reply 2):
Yes and seatbelts are required

That depends on who you work for and where. I'm an 18 year AC employee in YYT and I've never seen anything in our ramp manuals saying that we are required to wear seat belts on tugs. Seat belts are required to be worn when we are in the bucket of our deicing vehicles, but nothing about any other equipment. Heck, most of our ramp tugs are not even equipped with belts.
Now, having said that, I'm not sure if there is a different requirement for vehicles in YYZ. I can't see that there would be. Our manuals and SOP's are standard across the system and not station specific as far as I know.
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:49 pm

Sorry it's USA OSHA requirement except push back tractor ..
 
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:56 pm

I don't see any good reason to go fast in such vehicles that are nowhere as safe as cars, so why not put a speed limiter on them ?
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:02 pm

Hello all,

It's always sad when a life is lost. My question is, did this vehicle have a governor installed to prevent speeding? At the company I once worked for, I was yelled at by rampers to make the tugs go faster...
 
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RE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle At YYZ

Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:34 pm

Quoting Aesma (Reply 14):
so why not put a speed limiter on them ?
Quoting kraz911 (Reply 15):
did this vehicle have a governor installed to prevent speeding?

All of our tugs at AC here in YYT DO have governors on them to limit their speed. I would assume that this would apply to all AC tugs across our Canadian network. Even at 15-20kph though, a sudden sharp turn could still cause a tug to overturn.
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