A worker at Charlotte Douglas International Airport who was killed in in a baggage vehicle accident has been identified as 24-year-old Kendrick Darrell Hudson.
Hudson, who was an employee of American Airlines subsidiary Piedmont Airlines, lost control of the tug he was transporting baggage on.
He swerved to avoid a piece of luggage on the road, but hit it and was thrown from the vehicle, becoming pinned under the tug which rolled on top of him.
“American Airlines is deeply saddened by the death of one of our team members from Piedmont Airlines late last night,” the airline said in a statement. “Right now our priority is caring for his family, and for our team in Charlotte.”
The death is currently being investigated by the N.C. Department of Labor, a process which usually takes three or four months to complete, according to department spokeswoman Dolores Quesenberry.
“Our thoughts are with the employee’s family and co-workers,” said a Charlotte Douglas spokesperson. “The airport is working closely with its airline partner and are assisting, as needed.
“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.”