Minneapolis Workplace Accident: Delta mechanic killed at Minnesota airport

06/16/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Minneapolis, MN—An aircraft mechanic was tragically killed when he got caught in the doors of an Airbus A319 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Rescue teams rushed to the airport at around 5:30 a.m., on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, where they found the Delta Air Lines mechanic lying at the wheels of an airplane parked at gate G-14, as reported by KARE 11.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office identified the mechanic as 47-year-old Jesse Paul Stygar.

Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesperson Pat Hogan reported the accident involved “an issue with the landing gear doors,” in which they believe was a tragic and unfortunate accident. Styar was apparently working on the nosegear of the aircraft when he somehow got trapped in the gear doors.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they found him without a detectable pulse.

The medical examiner said Stygar died of a head injury.

Officials have yet to release the details surrounding the accident and say what exactly happened.

Delta officials are reportedly working with investigators. The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport police department and OSHA are investigating the accident.

Stygar had been employed by Delta for five years. Stygar’s wife, Laura died at the age of 44 in June of 2008. He is survived by his 12-year-old son, named Joey.

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