BOSTON (WHDH) - A worker who was seriously hurt in an accident involving a forklift at Logan Airport Tuesday has died, state police said.
A preliminary investigation suggests the 51-year-old Winthrop man was operating a Komatsu forklift in an outdoor loading area behind Gate C26 around 3:20 p.m. when he tried to drive through a bag service entrance and hit the beam, causing the forklift to tip over on top of him, according to state police.
The man was an employee of a JetBlue sub-contractor. His name has not been released.
At JetBlue employee who heard the crash and several other co-workers rushed to the man’s aid and used an aircraft tow bar to lift the forklift enough to pull him out from underneath.
He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
JetBlue did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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