A Delta Air Lines employee was struck and injured in an accident posted on Twitter.
A ramp agent or below-wing agent is seen waiting to marshall a 717 into a gate at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). That’s when a service truck suddenly plows into the unsuspecting agent.
@xJonNYC uploaded this footage on Tuesday afternoon.
(Warning: the below video will likely disturb many people.)
Oh my. Anyone know when? pic.twitter.com/9axfpcmlSR
— 🇺🇦 JonNYC 🇺🇦 (@xJonNYC) December 14, 2022
A source based at ATL tells us airport police are investigating the incident.
A Delta spokesperson provided us with this comment:
“Delta teams are fully investigating an accident involving an employee injury in Atlanta on Saturday evening, as nothing is more important than the safety of our people and our customers. The employee was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”
We don’t know the extent of the employee’s injuries — but at least they’re not life-threatening.
UPDATES: Reader NedsKid commented, “According to the police initial report on this, the wing walker was bleeding from the head but she was stable and she was transported to Grady. In the interview with the lavatory vehicle driver, he stated that he was looking down at his work assignment tablet when this happened.”
Meanwhile, Kelly Yamanouchi of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes, “The driver was cited, Hartsfield-Jackson security confiscated his airport badge, and he was escorted from the scene by Delta, according to the police report.”
Best wishes to the injured worker! And keep your eyes on the road, everyone!
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