- Apr 26, 2005
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What happened there today?
I forget the airline, but in Dayton a ramper was killed a few years back loading and unloading a RJ. Not a laughing matter.
2 years ago in DTW a ramp agent was killed when he got caught between the baggage loader and a CRJ. He was 20-ish. The ramp can be dangerous.
I hate walking around when the baggage loader is there. The clowns, especially in PHL and BOS race up to and away from the loader. I don't know how many times I had to jump out of the way. Gotta keep your head on a swivel.
The ramper is a Comair employee. Actually Comair does above and below wing cutomer service for Delta/DCI and United Express in TYS.He fell from the stairs on the jet way. Today I was told by a fellow employee of his that both of his legs had to be amputated and he is paralyzed from around the lower back down. Tough times especially during Christmas. The jet bridge tires went over him after he fell. It happened on the lower end gates. I am not sure which one. DGS handles the whole airport. I am United Express so I was up on 7. There is a separation of the employees at DGS and he was in a different code share than the folks on the gate I was on. This is just terrible. I hope that we all use this to realize one of the hazards of our chosen profession and are careful on the stairs especially when the jet way is moving. IOE captains should use this as a teaching point for the new guys. Could be a good initiative for ALPA safety.