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    “Worker at Hong Kong Airport Hit by Plane, Fatally Injured”

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    Tragic Accident at Hong Kong Airport: Ground Worker Struck by Towed Plane

    In a heartbreaking incident at Hong Kong International Airport, a 34-year-old ground worker lost his life after being struck by a towed aircraft on Tuesday. The accident occurred when the worker fell from a tow truck’s passenger seat, prompting authorities to arrest the truck driver on charges of dangerous driving.

    The victim, identified as a 34-year-old Jordanian national employed in Hong Kong, was seated in the passenger seat of a tow truck when the unfortunate incident unfolded. Reports indicate that he fell from the vehicle and was subsequently hit by the plane being towed. Emergency responders rushed to the scene upon receiving reports and found the man with severe injuries on a taxiway during the early hours of Tuesday. Despite efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead.

    Authorities suspect that the seat belt may have been left unfastened while the victim was working on the vehicle, contributing to the tragic outcome. The victim was employed by China Aircraft Services, a company specializing in ground support and maintenance, according to the airport authority. However, his identity has not been disclosed.

    The driver of the specialized vehicle, a 60-year-old individual, has been arrested on charges of dangerous driving leading to death. He is currently detained for further questioning as police investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. Police have categorized the incident as a fatal traffic accident, with a special investigation team from the New Territories South traffic unit handling the case.

    Following the tragic event, the Airport Air Freight Employees’ Association, representing frontline and ground workers, expressed their condolences and called for assistance from relevant operators or companies, including financial aid, for the victim’s family. In a meeting with the airport authority, the association emphasized the importance of equipment maintenance and proposed measures to enhance safety awareness among staff. Suggestions included the implementation of smart safety light signals to remind staff to adhere to safety protocols.

    The incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks faced by airport ground workers and the importance of prioritizing safety measures to prevent such tragedies in the future. As investigations continue, the thoughts and prayers of the community are with the victim’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

    Sources By Agencies

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