Aircraft Mechanic Dies After Being Crushed by Vehicle at O’Hare

An Envoy Air maintenance mechanic, Jijo George, aged 35, was pinned by a ground equipment vehicle and crushed at Chicago O’Hare Intl. Airport on December 15, 2020. He was transported to a nearby hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, where he died. An autopsy was performed and his death determined to be accidental.

An aircraft drivable pushback apparatus was the equipment George was pinned under.

“We are providing support to the family and our employees to help them through this loss,” Envoy Air spokesperson. Minnette Vélez-Conty, said in a statement.

“Currently, the situation is under investigation by our safety organization. We reiterate our commitment to safety and security as we conscientiously maintain policies, processes and systems to achieve the highest levels of safety in the workplace.”

George was married with one child and one on the way.

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