AUSTIN, Texas — An American Airlines worker died Thursday after being injured at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, according to airport officials.
The worker was injured in the area where planes pull up to the terminal, a spokesperson at the airport in Austin, Texas, said.
Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services said it was called shortly after 2 p.m. and found a person dead from “traumatic injuries.”
An Austin Police spokeswoman told reporters that the man was driving a service vehicle that struck a jet bridge. She said police were investigating the incident as an accident.
“We are devastated by the accident involving a team member at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport,” an American Airlines spokeswoman said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and our local team members.”
American declined to comment further. The worker’s name was not immediately available.