Airside International has recently reported that a United Airlines contractor has been killed in an accident involving a bag loader vehicle at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, United States.

It has been reported that the worker was standing next to an aircraft as a bag loader vehicle was reversing, catching the worker between the vehicle and the plane’s opening.

Sadly the victim of this horrible accident passed away.  Our thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible incident.

We understand that every airside operation involves risk, but with the right training in place such tragedies can be prevented.