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Fatal accident at Montreal airport: Worker falls while trying to dislodge luggage

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July 10, 2023
By The Canadian Press

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The Montreal airport says a worker died in an on-site accident Saturday.

The employee worked for Equans, a company that offers technical services to airports including baggage handling systems and electrical networks.

Antoine Leclerc-Loiselle, a spokesperson for the Quebec workplace health and safety board, says a worker in charge of luggage handling fell early Saturday afternoon after trying to dislodge a suitcase from a piece of equipment — possibly a conveyor belt.

The Montreal airport says it is working with partners to co-ordinate support resources and other assistance for personnel who witnessed the incident.

In a statement, airport CEO Philippe Rainville offered condolences to loved ones and colleagues.


The safety board says two inspectors have visited the site to meet witnesses and gather information on the circumstances surrounding the accident.


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