Event Details

Title:Injury to headsetman at pushback of Boeing 737-200, EI-CKP at Dublin Stand 9, January 22, 1999
Micro summary:A tug rolls over a headsetman's foot, seriously injuring him.
Event Time:1999-01-22 at 1607 UTC
File Name:1999-01-22-IE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
Publishing Country:Ireland
Report number:1999/023
Site of event:Stand 9, Dublin
Departure:Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 737-200
Flight Phase:Taxi
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:Unknown
Other Injuries:1
Executive Summary:At approximately 16.07, EI-CKP commenced push-back from Stand 9 at Dublin Airport. The push-back crew consisted of a tug driver, a wing-man and a headset-man. The push-back proceeded normally until the tug made a right-hand turn at the taxi-line. At this point the front-right wheel of the tug passed over the headsetman's feet.

The Headsetman attempted to continue the pushback, but collapsed on to the ramp and the Airport Police Ambulance crew were called. He was taken to Beaumont Hospital. He had sustained a broken left leg and several broken bones in his right foot and was detained for 4 days.
Learning Keywords:Consequence - Injury/Fatality - Ground Personnel
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