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NEWS Fatal accident at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg

Fatal accident at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg

Reports of fatal workplace accidents in Germany have increased in frequency over the past few weeks. The latest victim is a Lufthansa employee at Hamburg-Fuersb├╝ttel Airport. The worker was trapped by the hangar door on December 2, aviation news portal aero.de reported.

Hamburg Airport, Lufthansa Technik, Tower [Photo by Kevin Hackert / flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0]

At approximately 19:00, an aircraft will be removed from Hangar 6 at the Lufthansa base. The head of the 53-year-old man who opened the exit was caught between the massive gate and part of the hangar structure. He was seriously injured and was pronounced dead by emergency doctors who rushed to the scene.

Lufthansa Technik and the Hamburg police were quick to announce that “at the moment, no one else is to blame.” However, this latest horrific death raises many questions.

For example, the giant hangar doors are often equipped with sensors that react to nearby motion and stop working immediately if someone is in the danger zone. is that so? If so, is the sensor defective? Or was the device turned off for some reason (presumably to save time and money)? Is this colleague familiar enough to install, or is he an inadequately trained temp?

Lufthansa Technik is notorious for using temporary workers. The company has laid off 900 temporary workers across the country as long-term contractors work short hours amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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