Worker killed on Logan Airport tarmac

12/31/2013 — Leave a comment

BOSTON —A worker was killed near a Logan Airport cargo terminal Monday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said.

The incident occurred on the tarmac, but it did not appear the worker, a 59-year old Melrose resident,  was struck by a plane.

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“The preliminary information is that an employee on the tarmac suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a truck as it was traveling in reverse in the area of a plane,” said Jake Wark, spokesman for the district attorney.

“It does not suggest that he was struck by a plane,” said Wark.  The death, near a Miami Air charter plane,  appears to be an accident.

The driver of the truck, 47, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of stress.

“He showed no obvious signs of impairment. but will be tested for drug and alcohol use,” Wark said.

State Police detectives along with troopers from the Logan barracks are investigating.

The victim’s name was not immediately released.

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