Worker seriously injured at Pittsburgh International Airport

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An airline worker was seriously injured at Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday night, airport spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny said.

The woman was injured just before 9 p.m. while driving a "tug" -- a small vehicle that pulls and positions aircraft on the tarmac near the gates -- outside gate D79, Ms. Jenny said.

Airport fire, medical and operations personnel responded. The worker was taken by ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital by 9:15 p.m., she said.

Ms. Jenny did not know what happened, the extent of the the woman's injuries or her identity. She said that as a tug operator, the woman was an airline employee, though it was unclear for which airline she worked.

The incident did not involve any aircraft, flights or passengers and did not cause disruption in service, Ms, Jenny said.

Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.


First Published September 3, 2014 12:30 AM

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