A Delta Airlines worker was injured while responding to an engine fire that occurred on a plane that had just landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. According to authorities, the plan had arrived from Orlando, Florida. Airport firefighters were called to the tarmac to extinguish the blaze. The Federal Aviation Administration says that the fire broke out on Friday, June 13th, 2014 at approximately 10:25 p.m.
No passengers were injured in the case, but a ramp worker was taken to the hospital when she attempted to put out the fire. The victim, with the initials B.T., is said to be doing well. Delta maintenance staff is now examining the aircraft to determine the cause of the fire. According to reports, the passengers disembarked before the fire started.
Airplane and airport workers in New York are at risk to a wide variety of accidents. In addition to engine fires, these workers could be injured by equipment malfunctions, slip and fall accidents, car accidents or machinery accidents on the tarmac and more.
If you are an airport or airline worker and are harmed while doing your job, you may be able to seek workers’ compensation. At Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman, we are dedicated to providing you with the representation that you deserve. We want you to achieve the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages during recovery after an accident.
Employers are aware that if an employee is injured on the clock because of avoidable or work-related circumstances, that employee deserves worker’s compensation. Compensation should be sufficient to cover all medical bills for costs directly affiliated with the injury.
If you want more information about seeking compensation in an airport accident, don’t hesitate to call our New York workers’ compensation attorney today!