A young woman died after suffering extreme injuries as a result of a horrific airport accident involving a baggage conveyor.
The incident took place at New Orleans Airport where 26-year-old Jermani Thompson, who worked as a baggage handler, was unloading a Frontier airplane when her hair was caught in the conveyor belt.
Early investigation revealed that the woman was scalped and suffered severe injuries to her head in the process.
Though Thompson was rushed to the hospital almost immediately after the incident, she succumbed to her injuries soon after.
“We are heartbroken and are supporting her family and her friends as best as we are able. Please send your well wishes to everyone at our New Orleans station during this very difficult time,” a spokesperson for the GAT Airline Ground Support said.
Meanwhile, a Frontier Airlines representative said: “We extend our deepest condolences following the tragic death of a team member of our ground handling business partner at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.
“Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones during this difficult time.”
Paying his respects to the victim’s family was also New Orleans International Airport Director of Aviation, Kevin Dolliole, who confirmed the tragic accident and offered support to Thompson’s family.
“We are deeply saddened about the tragic loss of GAT Airline Ground Support team member, Jermani Thompson,” he expressed.
“The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport extends its sincere condolences to her family and friends, and also to our partners at GAT and Frontier Airlines.
“Jermani was a part of our Airport family, and we will continue to support one another in any way we can during this trying time.”
Our thoughts are with Jermani’s family and friends during this tragic time.
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