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Baggage handler, 26, killed in 'industrial accident' at New Orleans airport

9 months 1 day 17 hours ago Wednesday, August 31 2022 Aug 31, 2022 August 31, 2022 10:41 AM August 31, 2022 in News
Source: NOLA.com

KENNER - A 26-year-old baggage handler died after an accident at the Armstrong International Airport, according to NOLA.com.

The website reports that Jermani Thompson of Reserve died in an "industrial accident" after her hair got caught in the belt loader's machinery, according to a spokesperson from the airport. 

Thompson was unloading a flight around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday night when she was injured, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. She was pronounced dead after she was taken to a local hospital. 

An autopsy has reportedly not yet been scheduled.

"We are heartbroken and are supporting her family and her friends as best as we are able," airport spokesperson Mike Hough said.

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