A ground worker has died in an airport accident after her hair got caught in machinery.
The young woman was offloading a plane at that time and was taken to the hospital, where she died from her injuries
Jermani Thompson, a 26-year-old ground worker at the New Orleans airport, was serving a Frontier Airlines flight around 10 p.m. Tuesday when the accident happened, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport said.
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The GAT Airline Ground Support worker was taken to a hospital where she died, the airport said.
Mike Hough, CEO of GAT Airline Ground Support, said Thompson’s hair got caught in a belt loader’s machinery.
“We are heartbroken and support her family and friends as best we can,” Hough said.
Aviation Director Kevin Dolliole said the airport was deeply saddened.
“Jermani has been a part of our airport family and we will continue to support each other in any way we can during this difficult time,” Dolliole said in a written statement.
Frontier Airlines also expressed its condolences and said his thoughts are with Thompson’s friends and family.
Thompson’s mother, Angela Dorsey, told NOLA.com that her daughter loved basketball and was a graduate of Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi.
“She was my little girl. Everyone loved her,” Dorsey told the news outlet.
https://7news.com.au/travel/air-aviation/airport-worker-dies-after-hair-becomes-entangled-in-machinery–c-8087961 An airport worker dies after hair gets caught in machines