| Category: General
>The American Eagle manual warns ground crew to stay at least 15ft back from the front of an engine until its blades stop spinning. The airport crew also had two safety huddles where they were told to not go by the plane until the engines turned off, and rotating beacons on the plane warned employees that the engines were still firing, the report noted.
>The employee who was ultimately killed received one more warning to stay back from a co-worker after nearly getting knocked over by exhaust from the jet.
>Nonetheless, the report added, the admonished employee soon walked in front of one of the engines. The employee was sucked into the engine and killed, investigators said.
Tragic, but it seems like they did what they could. Some people just don’t duck when you yell “Duck!”
Believe it or not this type of accident is not uncommon. Just a second or two of inattentiveness will do the trick.
I can see how this can happen. I’ve seen it before with some hired hourly laborers.
“Can you clean up around the base and then move that to the discard pile?”
Yes. No problem. Yes.
“Did you see what I was pointing at and are you aware there might be exposed cables with current running?”
“Do you understand English or anything of what I just said?”
> “She represents the very best of our [airport workers]…”