Man found dead on tarmac at Logan International Airport
A worker at Logan International Airport died Monday night after being hit by a truck that was apparently traveling in reverse on the tarmac, officials said.
David Procopio, a State Police spokesman, said initial investigation showed the man was on foot guiding the waste removal truck just before 7:20 p.m. when the vehicle hit him under a plane. He said troopers were interviewing the driver and witnesses Monday night.
Jake Wark, a spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, identified the victim as a 59-year-old Melrose resident and the driver as a 47-year-old man. He did not release their names.
“At this stage, the fatality appears to be accidental,” Wark said in a statement.
He said the driver was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for stress.
“He showed no obvious signs of impairment, but will be tested for drug and alcohol use pursuant to employment policy,” Wark said.
No criminal charges had been filed by late Monday night.
It was not immediately clear who the driver and the victim worked for or if they were employed by the same company. Officials also did not say which airline operated the plane that the victim was under when he was hit.
Richard Walsh — a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which runs Logan — referred questions to State Police.
Procopio said a State Police collision reconstruction team is investigating, and its reports usually take a few weeks to complete. He said investigators will also examine the truck for any possible defects.Travis Andersen can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.