hair stuck in the conveyor belt, 26-year-old worker dies

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The girl was working at the airport when her hair got stuck in the machinery that carries passengers’ suitcases

By: VirgilioNotizie | Posted on: 02-09-2022 13:49

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A terrible death, that of Jermani Thompson. The American girl was killed after her hair got entangled in the conveyor belt.

The horrible accident

Jermani Thompson, baggage handler at the international airport Louis Armstrong from New Orleanshe was quietly unloading a plane in the outside apron of the aerodrome.

While working with the suitcases of a Frontier Airlines flight, around ten in the evening, suddenly her hair got tangled in the gears of the conveyor belt.

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Attendant intent on loading an airplane

His cries for help drew many colleagues, who could not interrupt the operation of the machine.

The girl was rushed to theOchsner Medical Center of Kenner, Lousiana, but there was nothing to be done. She died shortly afterdue to severe injuries sustained.

Frontier Airlines condolences

Following the accident, the Frontier Airlines canceled the first flight in the morning of the following day.

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In a statement, also reported by Daily Maila company spokesperson expressed “the deepest condolences following the tragic death of a member of our ground handling business partner’s team at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.”

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New Orleans airport in mourning

“We are heartbroken and are supporting his family and friends as best we can,” he told nola.com Mike Hough, CEO of GAT Airline Ground Support.

“Jermani was part of our airport family and we will continue to support each other in every possible way during this difficult time.”

The girl, who worked permanently for the GAT, was well known and popular in the area. Passionate about basketball and an excellent player, she had been part of the teams of Hesston College in Kansas and of Tougaloo College in Mississippi.

Graduated in sociology, Jermani dreamed of one day playing in the WNBA. A dream that was destroyed by a terrible and unfortunate accident at work.




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The article is in Italian

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