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Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Airport worker killed in baggage truck accident

An investigation is underway at a US airport after an airline employee died in a baggage truck accident.

The driver of a truck carrying American Airlines passengers' bags at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport was crushed when the vehicle flipped over on the tarmac.

He was rushed to hospital but later died.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the employee's family and co-workers. The airport is working closely with its airline partner and are assisting, as needed," an airport spokesman said.

"We are extremely grateful for the quick response of our emergency crews and law enforcement officers and for the medical assistance and care they provided to the airline employee."

He was named as Piedmot Airlines' employee Kendrick Darrell Hudson, aged 24.

The accident is still being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Division and Charlotte police.

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