Baggage handler killed at Detroit Metro Airport
The death of a contract employee at Detroit Metropolitan Airport Friday has been ruled accidental, according to Wayne County spokeswoman Mary Mazur. An autopsy has determined that said 24-year-old VonDre Gordon died of multiple injuries.
An airport spokesman said Gordon was near a bag belt loader, getting ready to load items onto a plane bound for Dallas-Ft. Worth, when the accident occurred. No further details about the incident were released.
Emergency personnel rushed Gordon to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Des Plaines, Ill.-based Prospect Airport Services says it is investigating the accident and providing grief counseling to co-workers and family.
Prospect President Vicki Strobel says “words cannot express how incredibly saddened” the company is by “the loss of a dedicated Prospect team member.”